Hamas spokesperson warns if the international community continues to turn a blind eye on the maltreatment of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, the group will take prisoner more Israeli soldiers.
Sami Abu Zuhri complained on Thursday in Gaza that the world is only concerned with the release of Israeli prisoner of war Gilad Shalit from Hamas prison, but is was least bothered about the ill-treatment and sufferings of the Palestinians in Israeli jails.
If this ill-treatment continues and the world carries on with the same trend, then Hamas will be forced to find “new friends” for the Israeli soldier Shalit, he said.
Almost 10,000 Palestinian prisoners are being held in Israeli prisons.
Earlier, in retaliation to Israel’s six mortar shells that injured six in the beleaguered Gaza Strip, Israeli Army Radio reported that three mortar bombs were fired at a military unit patrolling near the border with Israel. No injures were reported.