'Abu Sisi is a Hamas member' says PM in YouTube interview

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March 30, 2011 20:35

 
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an interview on YouTube on Wednesday and said that Gazan engineer Dirar Abu Sisi who was snatched in Ukraine is a member of Hamas.

"Abu Sisi is a Hamas member. He' being held in Israel," Netanyahu said. "He supplied us with valuable information."

When quesitoned about Abu Sisi's connection to kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, Netanyahu declined to comment.

"Why would I not try to do something to bring Gilad Schalit home?" Netanyahu replied when asked about moves taken to return the kidnapped soldier.

"I need to look at what a reasonable price is. I cannot release murderers" in Israel, he explained. "What if they cause other murders?"

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