Hamas: Most mediators are convinced that Israel is not serious about a prisoner exchange


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The Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) said on Tuesday that most mediators have become convinced that Israel is “not serious” in completing a prisoner exchange deal “at this stage.”

In a televised interview published on the official Hamas website, Zaher Jabarin, a member of the movement’s political bureau, considered that “the Zionist political level is not serious about completing a prisoner exchange deal.”

He added that “the resistance provided a clear framework for the mediators (which he did not clarify), but the occupation put all these efforts in jeopardy.”

He added, “Many mediators intervened to discuss the exchange deal, including Swiss, Qataris, Turks, Egyptians, Norwegians and Germans, but most of them reached the conviction that the occupation is not serious about completing a deal at this stage.”

Jabareen stressed that “the resistance will force the occupation to complete a prisoner exchange deal.”

He added that his movement “speaks to all countries and human rights institutions that the prisoners (Palestinians in Israeli prisons) are a red line, and that our people, with its components and all methods of resistance, unite behind them.”

And “Hamas” keeps four Israelis in the Gaza Strip without disclosing their fate. They are two soldiers who were captured during the Israeli war on Gaza in the summer of 2014, while two others entered the Strip in mysterious circumstances.

Until the end of December 2021, the number of Palestinian prisoners in the prisons of the Israeli occupation reached nearly 4,600, including about 600 patients, according to Palestinian institutions concerned with prisoners’ affairs.

The news published on the official page of Anadolu Agency is an abbreviation for a part of the news that is presented to subscribers via the News Stream System (HAS). ., ..


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