According to reports, the deal would be nothing like the 2011 deal for Gilad Shalit, which saw Israel release 1,027 Palestinians, hundreds of whom were serving life sentences for killing Israelis.
Recent Israeli “leaks” about progress in the negotiations to reach a prisoner swap deal were “inaccurate,” a Hamas official said.
The global pandemic has brought Israel and Hamas closer than ever to a long-awaited prisoner swap.
'To miss the opportunity now, would be a national irresponsibility'
A German mediator who was involved in the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in 2011 is participating in the current talks.
Sinwar said that the indirect negotiations between Hamas and Israel over a prisoner exchange were suspended after the start of the political crisis in Israel.
To this day, Hamas continues to hold his remains, presumably as a bargaining chip to extract political concessions.
Goldin described Hadar as having an “unforgettable smile,” and whose mission in life was “to bring people together.”
"I will do everything to prevent a third Lebanon war, a 14th Protective Edge, to go to the source, to go to the same people who pay $1b. a year to Hezbollah"
The family of missing IDF soldier Lt. Hadar Goldin has urged the government to stop returning bodies of Palestinians until their son is returned.