Demonstrators in Gaza congregated at the house of top Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar Sunday, calling on him not to give in to Prime Minister
Binyamin Netanyahu's deal to free Schalit.
Zahar obliged them, saying, "we promise to continue this way even if our
blood is shed, in order to release the prisoners from jail. We will
continue on their course until the prisoners are released."
has offered to free 1,000 Hamas prisoners from Israeli jails in
exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit, but will not free prisoners deemed to be the most
dangerous terrorists and would not allow the released prisoners back into
the West Bank. The demonstrators in Gaza did not agree with these terms.