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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Hamas commander threatens to harm Shalit if brother not released

A Hamas commander who was involved in the abduction of IDF corporal Gilad Shalit has threatened to harm the Israeli prisoner if the commander's brother is not included among the terrorists released in exchange for Shalit.
The sources told The Jerusalem Post that one of the commanders of Hamas's armed wing, Muhammad Sinwar, is insisting that his brother Yahya be included in any prisoner swap.

Yahya Sinwar is one the founders of Hamas's military wing and has been in Israeli prison since 1989 for his involvement in terrorism.

The sources said that Muhammad Sinwar, who was directly involved in the abduction of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit in 2006, had threatened to harm him if his brother were not included in a prisoner exchange.

Last week Hamas's political leaders informed the Sinwar family in Khan Yunis that their son would most likely be released from prison, but would be deported to Syria or another Arab country.

The family has rejected the offer, insisting that Yahya Sinwar be allowed to return to his home in Khan Yunis.

The sources said that Muhammad Sinwar's threats to harm Schalit had angered the Hamas leadership in the Gaza Strip and Syria.

Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal was said, according to the sources, to have phoned Muhammad Sinwar to reassure him that his brother would be freed. Mashaal also promised to make sure that the brother was permitted to stay with his family in Khan Yunis when and if he's released.

Sinwar's demand is believed to enjoy the full backing of Ahmed Ja'bari, overall commander of Izzadin Kassam, the armed wing of Hamas, the sources added.
Hamas apparently cannot even control their own terrorists.

What could go wrong?


At 4:14 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

This goes to show that the only solution to the terrorist problem, is to eliminate all the terrorists. As long as any are alive there is no possibility for peace. So oblige them of their desire to have their 72 raisins or camels or whatever.

At 8:55 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

The terrorists should be killed. Why is Israel negotiating with people who want Jews dead without even a sign of life from Shalit, is beyond me. Hamas wants Israel to establish a precedent. Its wrong to endanger Israel's security even for the sake of a single Jew. Nothing good will come out of a Hamas terrorists for Galit exchange deal.


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