The Hamas management has claimed it has what it takes to free all Palestinian prisoners in Israel’s jail and hinted that it would use Israeli hostages as bargaining chips for the discharge of Palestinian prisoners, Reuters reported.
Hamas official Khaled Meshaal made the feedback however added that the non-Israelis kidnapped by the group had been “company” who can be launched “when circumstances enable”.
Because the struggle with Israel escalated, Hamas additionally threatened Israel with executing hostages. In accordance with Israel’s navy, the group held 199 hostages in Gaza however Hamas stated it has between 200 and 250.
Searching for the discharge of the Palestinian prisoners, Hamas stated it had “what it must empty the prisons of all prisoners”.
The non-Israeli hostages held by Hamas are believed to be nationals of nations together with Thailand and Germany. The hostages additionally embody Israelis with twin citizenship in international locations together with the US.
Hamas armed wing spokesperson Abu Obeida stated in a video message that Hamas has “a gaggle of detainees of various nationalities, these are our company and we search to guard them.”
With out elaborating additional, he added. “We’ll launch detainees of various nationalities when circumstances on the bottom enable.”
One other senior Hamas official, Moussa Abu Marzouk stated, “International prisoners can’t be launched as a result of continued Israeli bombing of the Gaza Strip.”