Hamas: 'Israel' is not serious about prisoner swap deal
In a press statement, Hamas' Spokesperson Abdul Latif Al-Qanou says that “Israel” is misleading and deceiving the families of captured IOF soldiers.
Palestinian resistance faction Hamas said Wednesday that “Israel” is not serious about reaching a prisoner swap deal.
Hamas' Spokesperson Abdul Latif Al-Qanou said that "the occupation’s government is not working seriously to end the file of the captured soldiers, and it is too weak to make a decision on the deal."
In a press statement, he added that “Israel” is misleading and deceiving the families of captured IOF soldiers.
"During the Covid pandemic, the Israeli occupation ignored various mediations and rejected a humanitarian deal proposed by the head of the Hamas movement in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar," Al-Qanou stressed.
He affirmed that the Palestinian resistance possesses the power to compel the occupation to submit to its conditions in any upcoming deal.
Exclusive sources told Al Mayadeen on Tuesday that the Hamas movement informed mediators that it is ready to implement an urgent humanitarian prisoner exchange deal.
The sources indicated that under the deal, the Resistance would agree to release the captured IOF soldier Hisham Al-Sayed, in exchange for releasing ill prisoners from Israeli occupation prisons.
The sources pointed out that the Resistance also welcomes any international mediation to release ill prisoners from Israeli occupation prisons in exchange for the IOF soldier.
Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas movement, published footage on Tuesday showing Hisham Al-Sayed, a captured soldier in the Israeli occupation forces.
The video showed Al-Sayyed lying on a bed and breathing through a ventilator. A photo of his ID next to him was shown toward the end of the video.
It is noteworthy that Al-Qassam Brigades has four IOF soldiers in custody.