Report: Qatar mediating Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Chris, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Report: Qatar mediating Israel-Hamas prisoner exchange
    11 January 2017 10:47
    Hamas reportedly won't agree to condition that released prisoners be deported.
    Mengistu, Goldin and Shaul. (photo credit:Courtesy,REUTERS)

    Qatar is mediating a prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas, the Nazareth-based Kul al-Arab weekly reported on Wednesday. The report cited quotes by Hamas officials in which Qatar mediated discussions between the two sides in order to sign an agreement which would include the release of the bodies of IDF soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, as well as Israeli civilians Avraham Mengistu and Juma Ibrahim Abu Anima, who strayed into the Gaza Strip in September 2014 and July 2016, respectively.

    According to the report, Israel agreed to a Hamas demand, that it release security prisoners who were previously released in the Gilad Schalit deal, on condition that they be deported to Gaza or Qatar. These prisoners released in the Schalit deal were subsequently re-arrested during Operation Protective Edge in 2014, after they violated the terms of their release. Hamas reportedly rejected the deportation stipulation, and therefore refused to sign the agreement.

  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Israel needs to quit negotiating with Hamas and take care of that problem at the root level. Gaza is a failed experiment. It needs to be back in Israeli hands. Only Jesus can solve this problem. :sad
  3. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    Totally agree-Gaza is a great example of land for peace failure and Israel should hold it up as an example to the world.

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