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Hamas: Prisoner exchange talks after fighting ends

A Palestinian woman cries as the body of her loved one, killed overnight by an Israeli missile strike, is brought out of the morgue on its way to burial, in Gaza City July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

BEIRUT: Spokesman, Moushir al-Masri, said Monday that Hamas would seek indirect talks with Israel to discuss prisoner exchanges after the current fighting ends, Al-Quds TV reported.

Masri warned that any information about Shaul Aaron, the Israeli soldier that Hamas said it captured Sunday, would have a price.

Late Sunday, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, said it had captured an Israeli soldier.

More than a dozen Israeli soldiers have been killed since the Jewish state launched a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip Friday, after Hamas rejected an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire. Hamas has ruled out any cease-fire that it does not meet its list of demands, which includes the end of the blockade on Gaza and the return of Hamas prisoners arrested by Israeli.

 

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