Hamas Leader Says Group Agreed to Egypt-Proposed Prisoner Exchange Plan With Israel

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Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar. Photo: File.

The leader of Hamas in Gaza said on Thursday that the organization has agreed to a framework for prisoner exchanges between Hamas and Israel proposed by Egypt two weeks ago. Israeli political sources told Haaretz Friday morning that Yahya Sinwar’s reported remarks constitute “a cynical attempt by Hamas to create manipulation, to say the least.”

The proposal was submitted to the Hamas delegation, led by Ismail Haniyya, during its recent visit to Cairo and was conveyed to the Israeli side through an Israeli negotiator, Lior Lotan, but Israel rejected the proposal.

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Source:: The Algemeiner

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