Report: Israel Refuses Hamas’s Proposal For Limited Prisoners Swap

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Screenshot of video released by Hamas of Israeli captive Hisham al-Sayed.

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The Israeli government turned down an offer by the Hamas terror group for a limited prisoner exchange instead of a comprehensive agreement, Yediot Achronot reported on Wednesday.

After announcing that Israeli captive Hisham al-Sayed is ill and issuing a video as proof, Hamas offered Israel via Egyptian intermediaries an “urgent humanitarian prisoner exchange” of al-Sayed for all ailing Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

According to the report, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid view the publication of the video as a desperate attempt by Hamas to revive stalled prisoner swap talks with Israel. If al-Sayed is truly ill, as the terror group claims, it is also an attempt to shift the responsibility for his health to Israel.

Israel is only interested in a deal that also includes the release of Avera Mengistu and the return of the remains of fallen IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, the report added.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

2 COMMENTS

  1. he isn’t a JEW……very complicated truly complicated….you can’t trade with evil and therefore and sadly this non jew will be held hostage for a shorter time unless the goyem involve themselves, not going to happen without Hollywood, Hunter Biden and his lame duck DAD

  2. Where is the UN? Mum because it’s an Israeli!!! A totally UNnecessary, UNreliable, UN ethical, UNhumanitarian NON-organization. A useless waste of money.