'Israel agrees to free all prisoners demanded by Hamas apart from 4'
In exchange for captured IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, Israel has agreed to free all Palestinian prisoners demanded by Hamas, apart from four, according to two "credible" Palestinian sources quoted by Al-Quds al-Arabi on Monday.
The four are: Abbas el-Sayid - Hamas's Tulkarm commander convicted of planning the 2002 Pessah suicide bombing at Netanya's Park Hotel; Abdullah Barghouti - behind numerous terror attacks including suicide bombings at Jerusalem's Sbaro restaurant and Moment cafÃ©; Ibrahim Hamed - who planned attacks including bombings at the capital's Hebrew University and Zion Square; and Ahmed Sadat - secretary-general of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, who is suspected of involvement in the murder of tourism minister Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001. The London-based newspaper said that Turkish mediators promised Hamas to try and convince Israel to release the four.
The London-based newspaper said that Turkish mediators promised Hamas to try and convince Israel to release the four.