No Detainee Exchange with Israel Until There is Truce in Gaza: Hamas

Sun Dec 03 2023
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GAZA: Deputy Hamas chief Saleh Al-Arouri has said that talks on prisoner exchanges are now over and will not resume until Israel stops it assault and hands over all Palestinian detainees. In an interview with Arab media, he said that no more prisoners would be exchanged with Israel until there was a truce in the Gaza Strip. Saleh al-Arouri said there would be no prisoner-captive swap as long as the attack on Gaza continues. He said that they are not holding talks now over ceasefire. There will be no prisoner exchange until the hostility ends and there is a definitive and comprehensive truce,”.

He said, “The occupation claims there are still children and women being held, but we stated we had handed all of them over. The remaining prisoners in the Gaza Strip are soldiers and civilians who served in the occupation military. He maintained, “Our Zionist detainees will not be released until all our prisoners are released and a truce takes hold. The resistance is ready for all Israeli army scenarios whether air, ground or other.”

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Meanwhile, Arab media reported that Israel asked its negotiating team in Doha, Qatar to return to Israel because of what it called a “stalemate”.

The new development comes as a Palestinian man was killed in Qarawat Bani Hassan, northwest of Salfit, local confirmed. Earlier, three people were injured by live ammunition fired by Israeli army and settlers in the same area, the Red Crescent said.

Aid Trucks Enter Gaza

On the other hand, the Palestine Red Crescent said the vehicles, which entered the besieged Gaza Strip via the Rafah border crossing, contain water, food, and medical supplies. It was the first convoy of aid trucks to go via the Rafah crossing since war resumed in the strip.

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