Hamas brigades: No future prisoner exchange without release of rearrested Gilbao escapees

Hamas brigades: No future prisoner exchange without release of rearrested Gilbao escapees

Abu Ubaida, spokesman of the armed wing of Hamas known as the al-Qassam Brigades, has said that there will be no prisoners’ exchanges with the Zionist entity anymore, unless it includes the four Palestinians who were recently rearrested after having broken out of the Gilboa prison.

In a brief statement broadcasted on Saturday, Abu Ubaida added that “the heroes of the freedom tunnel will be freed honourably, and the leadership of al-Qassam has decided not to accomplish any future prisoners’ exchange unless it includes those heroes.”

“Since the heroes of the tunnel of freedom freed themselves under the ground, we promise them and all prisoners that they will be freed also above the ground very soon”, he added.

“The rearrest of some of the heroes of the tunnel of freedom does not conceal the facts about their honourable act and the shamefulness of the Zionist security system.”

Abu Ubaida also said that the al-Qassam movement will not leave the resistance fighters of Jenin standing alone against Israeli attacks. He stressed that the movement “will never abandon prisoners inside Israeli jails.”

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