Member of Hamas’s political bureau Khalil al-Hayya has said that the Israeli captives in Gaza will not see the light of day without Israel paying a price for them as it did in the 2011 swap deal.
Hayya made his remarks during a Friday khutba (sermon) he delivered in Gaza ahead of the funeral procession of martyr Abdul-Karim Radwan, who was killed in an Israeli aerial attack on Rafah on Thursday.
“Hadar Goldin and Shaul Aaron are both in the hands of al-Qassam, and they will never see the light of day without a price, exactly as happened for the release of Shalit,” the Hamas official stated.
“The enemy that is afraid of balloons and kites are weaker than a spider web. The enemy will remain fragile despite the force it has because it is an occupying power facing a steadfast people believing in their rights,” the Hamas official affirmed.
He stressed that Israel’s “threats to tighten its blockade on Gaza would only increase Hamas’s belief in its national cause and the rightness of its path.”
“Our people and their resistance are able to manage the battle with the occupation. The threats cannot intimidate us and the resistance is our right until the occupation ends,” he added.