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July 9, 2015 9:28 am

Hamas Official Calls for Release of Rearrested Gilad Schalit Convicts Before Talks on New Prisoner Swap

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A Hamas official said the organization will do a prisoner swap with Israel only after Hamas prisoners in the Gilad Schalit deal are released.  Photo: IDF via Wikimedia Commons.

A Hamas official said the organization will conduct a prisoner swap with Israel only after recaptured Hamas convicts from the Gilad Schalit deal are released. Photo: IDF via Wikimedia Commons.

A senior Hamas official said Thursday that the organization would be willing to carry out another prisoner swap with Israel only after Hamas prisoners who were released in the Gilad Schalit deal and later rearrested are freed by Israel.

 The comments by Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a senior Hamas official in the West Bank, were made to Israel Radio on the day that Israeli authorities cleared for publication that two Israelis had disappeared in Gaza and are now missing.
Read full story at The Jerusalem Post.

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