The Gilboa Prison escape and Israel's fear of rocking the boat


September 17, 2021

(JNS) The humiliating Gilboa Prison escape is nothing but a symptom. The flaws that led to it will be investigated, found and corrected, but to rectify the broader structural failure will require Israel to shake up the current law-enforcement system and its security policies.

What constitutes this structural failure is the system’s addiction to maintaining “peace and quiet”—at the expense of the appropriate response exhibited by a society that cherishes life—in the face of reckless and violent citizens, criminals, terrorists and enemies abroad.

Israel is failing on multiple fron...

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