“Israel” will never forcibly release captives held in Gaza, says Osama Hamdan


Published: 2024-02-23 20:43

Last Updated: 2024-04-23 20:20

“Israel” will never forcibly release captives held in Gaza, says Osama Hamdan
“Israel” will never forcibly release captives held in Gaza, says Osama Hamdan

Senior Beirut-based Hamas official Osama Hamdan stated that the movement has dealt positively with the mediators' proposals based on ending the aggression on Gaza and lifting the blockade.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Hamdan added that Netanyahu procrastinates, evades, and aims to hinder reaching an agreement.

He pointed out that Netanyahu's government still has a stubborn stance towards the demands put forward by Hamas and Palestinian resistance.

He affirmed that the mediators are still pursuing their efforts to reach a new deal and that Hamas remains committed to its demands.

Hamdan explained that Netanyahu's personal goals clash with all proposed initiatives, emphasizing that the occupation's goal of forcibly regaining its captives will never be achieved, and the Al-Qassam Brigades will continue to confront the aggression.

Hamdan noted Hamas's surprise at the decision of the World Food Program (WFP) to suspend aid delivery in northern Gaza. He called on the WFP and UNRWA not to submit to the occupation's measures and decisions.

Hamdan stressed that the occupation will not have control or sovereignty over Al-Aqsa Mosque regardless of its plans, noting that any assault by the occupation on Al-Aqsa Mosque or its worship freedom will not pass without accountability, regardless of the sacrifices.

He called for an independent and rapid international investigation into the UN report on the occupation's violations against Palestinians.

Hamdan highlighted that the United States' use of veto power for the third time confirms the American administration's partnership in the genocidal war in Gaza.

He affirmed that American aircraft fly over Gaza around the clock and provide direct information to the occupation army, noting that the war of starvation and massacres in Gaza would not have continued without the support of the American administration.

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