Shaaban Al-Sayed, the father of Hisham Al-Sayed, a resident of the Bedouin village of Hura who has been held by Hamas since April of 2015, told reporters on Thursday that his son, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and who had previously crossed the border with Gaza twice and came back, should not be a bargaining chip for Hamas terrorists.
“We sent them documents, they know he’s sick, and yet they use him as a bargaining chip,” the father told Hadashot TV in an interview. “We have to be strong, we are waiting patiently.”
“It’s good that the state separates Hamas from the residents of Gaza, I’m in favor of that,” the father continued. “My son is one person, but there are two million people there. I ask that he not be part of a deal that will see prisoners being freed, because he is sick, he should not be in this equation.”
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