Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue109 2018

Last update19:14 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
Palestine
Israel phones families of prisoners to incite them to press Hamas
Israel phones families of prisoners to incite them to press Hamas
GAZA, (PIC)-- The Palestinian ministry of prisoners’ affairs said Tuesday that Israeli intelligence embarked lately on contacting families of long-serving detainees from the Gaza Strip to incite them to pressure the Movement of Hamas to soften its demands regarding the prisoner swap deal.
Wednesday, January 13,2010 19:22
PIC&Ikhwanweb

GAZA, (PIC)-- The Palestinian ministry of prisoners’ affairs said Tuesday that Israeli intelligence embarked lately on contacting families of long-serving detainees from the Gaza Strip to incite them to pressure the Movement of Hamas to soften its demands regarding the prisoner swap deal.

Information director of the ministry Riyadh Al-Ashqar stated that Israel uses this new cheap method to pressure Hamas into accepting its criteria for the swap deal.

Ashqar explained that the Israeli intelligence phoned a number of these families under the name of “the family committee for Nablus prisoners” and told them that the names of their sons were included in the deal and that it was keen on the release of their sons, but it needed their help to pressure Hamas.

The spokesman for the ministry added that the caller told the families that his name was Abu Khalil, the father of a Palestinian prisoner named Abu Al-Majd and that he hoped that the swap deal could take place in order for his son and theirs to enjoy freedom even if prisoners such as Abdullah Al-Barghouthi, Ahmed Saadat and Ibrahim Hamed were not released.

According to the spokesman, the caller also gave the families phone numbers he claimed for the offices of premier Ismail Haniyya and head of Hamas’s political bureau Khaled Mishaal so as they can urge them to accept the swap deal as it is.

Ashqar warned the families of prisoners against dealing with such suspicious phone calls, saying that these calls are aimed to press the captors of the Israeli soldier to have a weak deal meeting the Israeli conditions and to convince everyone that Hamas is the party that is impeding the deal.

He stressed that Hamas is doing its best to conclude an honorable swap deal meeting the expectations of prisoners and their families.

In another context, the information office of the Palestinian legislative council (PLC) reported Monday that a large European parliamentary delegation is due to visit Gaza in mid-January to examine the humanitarian situation one year after the Israeli military aggression on the Strip.

The office said that a delegation headed by first deputy speaker of the PLC Dr. Ahmed Bahar will receive the European lawmakers at the Rafah border crossing before the PLC holds an important meeting with them on Friday afternoon.

The office noted that many issues related to the Palestinian cause will be discussed during the meeting as well as the efforts to break the blockade on the Gaza Strip.

tags: Israel / Prisoners / Hamas / Palestinian / Israeli Intelligence / Gaza Strip / Swap Deal / Palestinian Cause / PLC
Posted in Palestine  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
Hamdan: Hamas determined to achieve honorable prisoners’ swap deal
PLC to hold emergency session on Egypt’s steel wall in Gaza today
Mishaal: The swap deal is obstructed by Israel’s intransigence
PLC: Netanyahu's freeze of settlement building partial, aims to deceive
Palestinians eager to embrace their beloved ones as prisoner-swap deal nears
Dweik slams Zaanoun for threatening to transfer PLC’s powers to PLO
Israeli court turns down appeal by two detained PLC deputies
PLC lauds Bahraini parliament draft law on banning normalization with Israel
Delegation from IPU visits bombed PLC headquarters
Bahr deplores Egypt for barring PLC delegation from traveling through Rafah
PLC condemns barring international parliamentarian delegation from entering Gaza
PLC presidency meets with European multinational delegation on visit to Gaza
Palestinian administrative detainees appeal to PLC to activate their file
PLC condemns Arab indifference to the plight of Gaza
Egyptian paper: Barak in Cairo next week to finalize prisoners’ swap deal
Interview With PLC Deputy Speaker, Dr. Ahmed Bahar
PA Minister: PLC speaker was tortured by Israelis
Occupation Authorities Allow Visits To PLC Speaker
IOF troops kidnap PLC secretary