Gilboa Prison commander fired following pimping, escape affairs

Ben-Sheetrit commanded the prison during the escape of six Palestinian terrorists and the uncovering of the guard pimping affair.

 Gilboa prison commander Freddy Ben Sheetrit arrives for his testimony at the government inspection committee for the incident of the escape of the security prisoners from the Gilboa prison, in Modi'in, July 31, 2022 (photo credit: FLASH90)
Gilboa prison commander Freddy Ben Sheetrit arrives for his testimony at the government inspection committee for the incident of the escape of the security prisoners from the Gilboa prison, in Modi'in, July 31, 2022
(photo credit: FLASH90)

Gilboa Prison commander Freddy Ben-Sheetrit was fired from his position on Wednesday, Israel Prison Service (IPS) Commissioner Katy Perry announced.

Ben-Sheetrit's termination, which came after the warden was suspended by Perry in August, was approved by Public Security Minister Omer Bar Lev.

A statement released by the IPS said Ben-Sheetrit was found to be "ill-suited for continued service."

 Gilboa Prison. What went wrong? (credit: FLASH90) Gilboa Prison. What went wrong? (credit: FLASH90)

Ben-Sheetrit was the prison's commander during the September 2021 scandal where six Palestinian convicted terrorists escaped the northern Israel prison.

Later that year, Ben-Sheetrit testified before a state commission of inquiry that there was a systemic problem of pimping IPS female guards to certain security prisoners, implying that the top brass of the IPS was covering it up.

This is a developing story.