Three Palestinian copnvicts escaped Monday morning from a PA-controlled prison in the West Bank city of Jericho, the Palestinian Ma'an news agency reported. The three are Fatah members Hani Halawe from Nablus, Nidal Malash from Bethlehem and Mahmoud Sabah from Jenin. Malash and Sabah are political prisoners. The commander of Palestinian security forces in Jenin told Ma'an that his forces were searching for the fugitives. According to assessments, the three escaped to protest their living conditions. There were reports that a fourth prisoner may have also escaped in the jailbreak.