Four of the 13 Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades members who fled a Palestinian Authority prison in Nablus last week voluntarily returned to jail Thursday, after receiving assurances that their living conditions would be improved.
The inmates escaped prison, where they were being held as part of the amnesty deal between Israel and the PA, for the second time last Friday.
One of the prisoners told Ynet that the group decided to flee jail because they were unsatisfied with the PA's handling of their case and felt that Israel's promises to grant them a pardon were not genuine.
The men also complained of the conditions in which they were being held, and said that the PA refused to meet their demands for salaries and employment.
On Tuesday, the wanted prisoners and PA security forces clashed in Nablus' old quarter. Five officers, two passersby – a mother and her son, and one of the escaped inmates were wounded.