Hamas Official: Turkey Mediating Prisoner Swap with Israel

Missing Israeli soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul

The Jerusalem Post reports: Shortly after the Security Cabinet on Wednesday approved the reconciliation deal with Turkey, a senior Hamas official claimed that Turkey is currently mediating a prisoner swap between the Palestinian terror organization and Israel.

The reconciliation accord was met with a massive clamor of objection by the families of Hamas prisoners held in Israel.

In an interview with the Saudi news site al-Khaleej Online on Wednesday, an anonymous Hamas official said that his organization and Israel have started negotiating on a prisoner swap regarding the return of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, the two Israeli soldiers whose bodies were held by the terrorist group after they were killed during the 2014 Gaza war.

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