Mashaal vows to work more for Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails
Political leader of Hamas congratulated freed women from Israeli jail, promising to work for the release of thousands of Palestinians held captive.
Political leader of Hamas group congratulated freed women from Israeli jail, promising to work for the release of thousands of Palestinians held captive by Jewish State.
In a televised speech late on Friday in Damascus, Hamas' political leader called the release of the Palestinian women held by Israel a 'bright spot' in the history of the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation.
He challenged Israel, saying they would capture more Israeli soldiers in order to win the release of Palestinian prisoners.
In a speech in Damascus, Syria, Khaled Mashaal congratulated the Palestinian people on Israel's release Friday of 19 female prisoners in return for a video of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Mashaal further vowed that his movement would not compromise on the Palestinian territory and continue its struggle for the return of all Palestinian refugees and prisoners to their homes, stressing that Hamas reserved the right to resistance.
The Palestinian leader urged reconciliation between all Palestinian factions and called on rival Fatah leaders to voice their support for the Palestinian cause.
Earlier, Gaza Prime Minister and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated the nation after the joint cheer over freedom of 20 Palestinian women and a few-months baby, born in Israeli jail.
Haniyeh called the freedom of the jaild women as "a victory for the Palestinian resistance movement."
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