A month after he went into hiding at the beginning of Operation Cast Lead, senior Hamas operative Khalil al-Hayeh made a first public appearance on Friday, Army Radio reported.
During a rally held Friday, al-Hayeh declared Hamas's victory over Israel and called his supporters to continue their "armed struggle" against the Jewish state.
According to the radio station, al-Hayeh also said that captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit will not be freed until the Palestinians held in Israeli prisons are released.
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