Al Qassam Brigades vows to abduct more soldiers
Al Qassam website- Gaza- Leader of Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigades Hamas'
military wing Ahmed Al Jabari threatens more kidnappings until all Israeli
jails are emptied of Palestinian prisoners.
Head of the Ezzedeen Al Qassam Brigade (E.Q.B) Hamas' military wing Ahmed
Jabari said Saturday that Hamas will continue to abduct Israeli soldiers.
In an interview with a Hamas-affiliated media outlet he stated: "We will
continue to abduct Israeli soldiers and officers as long as there are
Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
Jabari, who played a key role in the Shalit prisoner swap, stressed that
"Ezzedee al Qassam Brigades have taken it upon themselves to empty Israeli
jails of all prisoners regardless of their political positions or their
The Hamas official described the day of the prisoner exchange, which saw 477
Palestinian prisoners go free, as the happiest day of his life. "On this day
we gave joy to all the mothers, fathers, and beloved sons of many
He said that the prisoners who were deported to the Gaza Strip were in their
homeland and with their people as Gaza was part of Palestine.
Meanwhile, Zuhair Al-Qaisi spokesperson of the Popular Resistance
Committees said Saturday that Gilad Shalit was given sufficient food and
allowed to watch Hebrew-language TV.
Noam Shalit said earlier this week his son is suffering from malnutrition
and wounds sustained during his capture that had not been treated properly..
Al-Qaisi dismissed the accusations, saying that Shalit was provided food
that "fits him as a Jew", by which he appeared to mean kosher food.
"The way Shalit looked when he was released proved that he was treated
well," said Al-Qaisi. "He used to watch the news through the television and
through watching some of the channels in Hebrew."