Hamas: Israel should look into Schalit's fate

Senior Hamas official tells A-Sharq Al-Awsat that many "collaborators" executed or arrested.

Abu Marzouk 224 88 (photo credit: AP [file])
Abu Marzouk 224 88
(photo credit: AP [file])
"We cannot talk about Gilad Schalit until Israel verifies what happened to the captured soldier. It's possible that they bombed him like they bombed other detainees during their latest operation in the Gaza Strip", Moussa Abu Marzouk, the deputy head of Hamas's political wing said Wednesday, adding that he had no doubt that the issue would be readdressed sometime soon. In an interview with the Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat, Abu Marzouk admitted that his organization had executed several people who were considered to have collaborated with the IDF operation in the Strip and helped the IAF bomb several key targets. "We will bring to justice those who were involved in helping Israel mark the location of Interior Minister Said Siam," he promised. Abu Marzouk added that Hamas had arrested 50 people across the Strip saying, "Not everyone is accused of collaboration, some are accused of other crimes." Last week, another senior Hamas official told the London-based Al-Hayat that "it's possible Gilad Schalit was injured and it is possible that he is fine. It doesn't interest us any longer. We did not allocate special security to him because he is equal in worth to a cat or less. His fate doesn't concern us and doesn't preoccupy us any longer."