Recent Israeli “leaks” about progress in the negotiations to reach a prisoner swap deal were “inaccurate,” a Hamas official said.
'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.
Hamas is also holding two civilian captives who wandered into Gaza: Ethiopian-Israeli Avera Mengistu and Bedouin-Israeli Hisham al-Sayed.
“There will not be an arrangement without the return of the captives and missing soldiers, but there could be calm,” he told Army Radio.
Friends of missing IDF soldier Oron Shaul urge Hamas: "It's time to solve our problems, come to the negotiating table."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: "No change in policy of targeted assassinations."
"They've been telling me what they won't do for five years, but they don't tell me what they are doing."