Abu Marzouk: Hamas will not work with German mediator again

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 27, 2011 09:46

The deputy chairman of Hamas' political bureau, Moussa Abu Marzouk, told London-based al-Hayat on Monday that his organization would not work with German mediator Gerhard Konrad again after he failed to secure a prisoner exchange agreement between Hamas and Israel in negotiations for the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit.

Marzouk said in the interview that Konrad adopted the position of the Israeli government in negotiations over the prisoner swap, describing the German mediator's offer as "radical and unfair."

The Hamas official's comments come after he told al-Hayat in April that while Konrad's role in the negotiations had ended, Hamas would "not oppose his return if the Israeli government wants it."


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