The leader of the Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, announced that his movement was ready to make partial concessions in the case of the two soldiers of the IDF, Hader Goldin and Oron Shaul, who are held by the movement, in exchange for Israel’s agreement to release Palestinian prisoners, the elderly, the sick and the women.
The initiative presented by Hamas, described by observers as “good”, stressing that there is a possibility to implement a deal between Israel and the movement in the next few days.
The Sinwar initiative came at a time when the Palestinian Prisoner Club expressed its fears that 5 thousand Palestinian prisoners in “Israeli” prisons might be infected with the new “Corona” virus (Covid-19), after two Israeli prisoners were infected with the epidemic, and confirmed that a prisoner had been injured after his release from prison Get sick.
On Friday, Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, confirmed that the initiative, which was presented by Al-Sinwar regarding the file of the prisoners, has human dimensions and reflects the extent of the movement’s flexibility in managing the file, and puts Israel before a new test to find out its seriousness.
The number of corona virus deaths in “Israel” rose to 42 cases, the number of infected people to 7,589 infections, and 115 of them are described as “serious”, according to the latest statistics of the Israeli Ministry of Health.
Mustafa Al-Sawaf, a Palestinian political analyst residing in the Gaza Strip, said that “what Al-Sinwar presented is a humanitarian action and what he presented to the occupation has moved the stagnant water, with evidence that the occupation media and its leaders are still talking about the issue.”
He added in statements to “Sputnik”, that “the idea of Sinwar is based on the occupation releasing prisoners of the elderly, the sick, the children and the women in exchange for providing information on the status of the soldiers captured by the resistance, especially since Hamas was requiring the release of the prisoners who were re-arrested in the Shalit deal and numbering About fifty detainees. “
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“What Al-Sinwar presented is a progress in the movement’s position, but any deal that can be talked about does not eliminate the requirement of Hamas to release the editors in the Shalit deal.”
And about the possibility of Israel accepting the matter, he said: “I think that the occupation in light of the Coruna outbreak and the possibility of injuring any of the prisoners and the consequent confusion of cards and the beating of the drums of war in an unusual place may think about what was presented by Sinwar.”
He continued: “In the event of a response, I think that will be a prelude to concluding a deal with the resistance, especially as there are efforts in the entity towards political stability and the possibility of forming a government after the third elections.”
For his part, Dr. Ayman al-Raqab, a professor of political science and a leader in the Fatah movement, said, “Hamas announced in statements to Yahya al-Sinwar, the movement’s official in the Gaza Strip, that it would waive its previous conditions with the number of Palestinian prisoners who must be released in exchange for Israeli prisoners.”
He added in statements to “Sputnik” that “Hamas reduced the deal to a number of patients in the prisons of the occupation, women and children and the prisoners of the Shalit deal, and this is a clear indication of the impact of the Corona virus and Hamas’s fear of the death of the prisoners of the occupation soldiers.”
He continued: “Likewise, Israel’s desire to release them according to the messages sent by Hamas through several parties, including Germany and Egypt, known, and this may encourage the occupation to accept the demands of Hamas, which were revealed to more than half of its requests. This is an important stage in which we hope that the Palestinian detainees will be released before the outbreak of the epidemic “.
We hope that the Israeli occupation will wake up to the conscience of humanity and release all Palestinian prisoners.
He continued, “My assessment is that the exchange deal between Hamas and the Israeli occupation is approaching, and we may witness its implementation before the end of this month, because Al-Sinwar’s statements and its strength give an indication that the heroes are close to our heroes.”
Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported, Saturday afternoon, Israeli political sources, that the two sides are launching balloons to test the reaction of their fans in the event of agreement on a deal, explaining that a new tone appeared in the horizon in the Palestinian speech in the Gaza Strip, as well as the Israeli speech indicates progress What about the deal.
The newspaper attributed the speech to the fact that they both wanted to use the Corona crisis to arrange their future relations.
The newspaper noted that last Thursday, the Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, announced his refusal to provide aid to fight Corona in the Gaza Strip, without releasing the Israeli detainees held by Hamas, so that the response would come immediately from Yahya Al-Sinwar that his movement was ready to provide Partial concessions in this file.
Al-Qassam Brigades has 4 captured Israeli soldiers, according to what it announced in April 2016: Shaul Arun, Hadar Golden, Abarham Mengistu and Hashem Badawi al-Sayyid, but without giving any indication that they are alive. , And that angered “Israel.”
The last prisoner exchange deal between Hamas and Israel took place on October 18, 2011, after the handing over of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was captured in a specific operation carried out by the Palestinian resistance inside an Israeli military site near the Karm Abu Salem crossing southeast of Rafah, south. Gaza Strip, June 25, 2006.