Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal is threatening to capture more Israeli soldiers in order to win the release of Palestinian prisoners. In a speech in Damascus, Syria, Mashaal congratulated the Palestinian people on Israel’s release today of 19 female prisoners in return for a video of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The Hamas leader promised to work for the release of thousands of Palestinians held by Israel.He said those who were able to capture Shalit and hold him safely for more than three years are capable of capturing “Shalit, and Shalit, and Shalit until there is not even one prisoner in the enemy’s jails.”
Haniyeh said the swap was a great victory for the Palestinian resistance.
“This is an achievement for the Palestinian factions that captured Shalit,” he said at a press conference in Gaza.