Hamas official: Indirect talks with Israel in Cairo hope to achieve prisoner release deal

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September 21, 2014 21:10

 
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Hamas official Mushir al-Masri stated that indirect cease-fire talks with Israel, in Cairo, also aim to achieving another prisoner exchange involving the body parts of IDF soldiers.

In earlier cease-fire negotiations in Cairo, Israel reportedly proposed a release of 25 Palestinians in Israeli prisons in exchange for the bodies of St.-Sgt.Oron Shaul and Lt. Hadar Goldin, according to Egyptian media.

The reports were not confirmed by Israeli sources.

Dozens of Hamas operatives were arrested in the West Bank following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens by Hamas terrorists. Several more were taken prisoner by IDF forces during its ground incursion into the Gaza Strip in Operation Protective Edge.

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