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April 2, 2016 11:40 pm

Hamas Admits It’s Holding Two Israeli Hostages and Two Dead Bodies

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Fighters of the Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Photo: Wikipedia.

Fighters of the Hamas Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – The Hamas terrorist group on Friday admitted that it is holding two live Israeli hostages and two bodies of dead Israelis, while accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of lying about their impending release.

Netanyahu “is lying to his people” and “deceiving the families of the captive soldiers,” Hamas spokesman Abu Obeida said regarding reports that both sides are nearing a prisoner exchange deal.

“There are no talks or negotiations relating to the prisoners. The enemy will not get information about the four without paying a clear price before and after the negotiations,” Obeida added.

A report earlier this week in the U.K.-based Arabic daily newspaper Asharq al-Awsat said that international mediators were attempting to broker a prisoner swap for the two Israeli captives and the remains of the two dead Israelis.

The deceased Israelis held by Hamas are former IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, who were killed during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. The two live captives are Avraham Mengistu, an Ethiopian Jew, and an unnamed Israeli Bedouin. They are both believed to have crossed into Gaza on their own before being captured.

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  • dante

    where’s the icrc (red cross)? you know, the ones that were uninterested in the german persecution of the Jews, that accepted as credible any german charade. and, if you think that the icrc has changed, they have, since then, relentlessly fabricated grounds upon which to oppose Israel’s self-defense and to support Israel’s enemies. genocidal hamas? not a problem for the icrc! “we don’t want to say so out loud, but, it’s only the Jews. no worries.” “try to force the Jews to continue to supply their enemies; call it a ‘human rights violation’ if the Jews don’t help their enemies!” that’s the icrc.

    so, now, are the racist reptiles of the icrc loudly demanding that the hamas surrender its prisoners or, at least, extend the rights provided by the geneva convention? don’t count on it!

  • MARKUS ELKANA BRAJTMAN

    And Israel arrested an Israeli soldier for killing an Arab terrorist for knife attacks on Jews in Israel.

    What are the Israelis trying to prove?

    A dead terrorist cannot kill again.
    That soldier should be called a hero, not a murderer.

    Israel must not take any prisoners,, because the enemy will use the prisoners as a bargaining chip.

    What Hamas is doing, shows the world that Hamas is a terrorist murdering cult.

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