The head of the Arab and Islamic Relations Office of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, Khalil al-Hayya, has said on Saturday that Israeli prisoners “will not see the light until our prisoners see freedom.”
He confirmed that the movement is ready for a prisoner exchange deal if Israel pays its dues.
In a television interview on the Al-Aqsa news channel, al-Hayya warned of the occupation’s sadistic behaviour towards prisoners and its treatment of hunger strikers.
“As we live the anniversary of the tenth deal, we tell our captives: we are with you, and will not leave you alone in the face of the occupation’s behavior and its violations against you,” al-Hayya said.
The al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, has published on its Telegram account pictures of four Israeli prisoners it is still currently holding.