Khaled Mishaal: “Hamas is obliged to free prisoners”
Head of Hamas’s political bureau Khaled Mishaal has said that his Movement is committed to freeing prisoners from Israeli jails soon.
Mishaal made his remarks in a speech on Sunday on the occasion of the Prisoner Day and the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hamas leader Abdul-Aziz al-Rantisi.
The Hamas official pointed to efforts being made by Hamas to reach a prisoner swap deal soon to extract the freedom of many long-time and new prisoners.
Mishaal also talked about his Movement’s respect for the rights of soldiers held captive in Gaza.
“We are morally superior to the occupation, as evidenced by the treatment we gave prisoner Shalit because we are a people who have a great faith, mercy, humanity, values and heritage to cherish,” he underscored.