The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas announced on Friday that the chances of reaching a prisoner swap with Israel are increasing and it could take place after the formation of the new Israeli government, Arabi21.com reported.
Recently, the Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Al-Sinwar disclosed that Hamas could offer “partial concessions” in return for the Israeli release of elderly and female prisoners.
Speaking to Arabi21.com, member of Hamas Political Bureau Salah Al-Bardawil stated: “Hamas is keen to release the prisoners who offered massive sacrifices for the sake of this country.”
He added: “Hamas has paid high prices for the sake of releasing the Palestinian prisoners. It achieved this through the Shalit deal (prisoner swap with Israel reached in 2011).”
Al-Bardawil stressed that his movement “is planning to realise a new achievement,” expecting a deal could be reached after the formation of the new Israeli government.