Captives Released Despite Israel Violating Agreement: Hamas

A Hamas spokesman has confirmed the earlier al-Qassam Brigades statement, saying that two Israeli captives – both women – have been released.

“Netanyahu rejected [the release on Friday]. Now he has accepted, maybe under the pressure of the [Israeli] street,” Osama Hamdan told Al Jazeera.

“We got nothing [in return for their release]. We released them for humanitarian issues,” he added.

Hamdan said that the release took place even though Israel violated the terms of an agreement that would have guaranteed the safety of the captives.

“We asked to stop bombing Gaza at least for the time to release them, sending them to the Red Cross and then turning them to the authorities. The Israelis did not follow that. It shows you cannot trust the Israeli side,” he said.

Source —

Support The Readers Bureau. Buy A T-Shirt Today (4 different colors)! click

Readers Bureau, Contributor

 Edited by Jesus Chan

 Do you want to add feedback to this story?

Please add a comment in the box below or send an email to Call us at 646-874-7976. SUBSCRIBE CLICK

Like our Facebook page

Follow us on Twitter