Again, another Hamas leader, threatening to kill a POW during conflict. This is an international crime and should be addressed by the international community.
But guess what? World leaders don’t care…they brush it off. Nobody will pay any attention to the fact that Hamas is threatening to kill a POW if Israel does not release 350 Palestinian prisoners. The UN, international courts, other arab nations, wouldn’t dare criticize Hamas for their barbaric actions.
Moussa Abu Marzouk, deputy of Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal, said the Islamist group would not release kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit unless Israel releases 350 Palestinian prisoners.
In an interview with Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas, published Sunday, Abu Marzouk said if Israel does not comply with Hamas’ demands “we will hold on to Shalit and we will negotiate the return of his bones (to Israel).“
Just this week, another Hamas leader said that Gilad Shalit was alive and well and being treated humanely by his captors. Speculation is, though, is that that this is just another complete fabrication by Hamas to gain leverage in prisoner swap negotiations. Most think the Israeli POW was killed a short after his capture which led to the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah last summer. Nobody has seen or heard from Shalit since his supposed “capture”. No pictures, no video, nothing.
Mashaal: We’re treating Shalit well / AFP
In interview to Sky News, Hamas chief says Israeli captive alive and being treated ‘in a good way,’ claims Israel treating Palestinian prisoners badly