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Hamas: Swap deal only way to release Israeli capitves

last update : 21/07/2020 - 06:25 PM ( Since 3 weeks )


The Hamas Movement has said that the Israeli occupation state will never see its captive soldiers except through a prisoner swap deal.

This came in a statement released by Hamas on the sixth anniversary of the Palestinian resistance’s success in capturing Israeli soldier Oron Shaul during the 2014 war on the Gaza Strip.

Six years ago, our Palestinian people witnessed one of the resistance’s achievements when al-Qassam Brigades was able to capture soldier Shaul Oron in the battle of Asf Makoul,” Hamas spokesman Hazem Qasem said in the statement.

The spokesman stressed that the liberation of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails would remain a top priority for Hamas.

There are at least four Israeli captive soldiers in Gaza, but al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas refuses to provide information about them without Israel releasing all the Palestinians who were rejailed following their release as part of the 2011 swap deal.

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