CAIRO, (PIC)-- Political bureau member of Hamas Ezzet Al-Resheq has said that liberating prisoners should precede the liberation of the occupied lands.
In a press release on Tuesday on the occasion of the Palestinian prisoner’s day, Resheq called on the Palestinian factions to compete in capturing Israeli soldiers to exchange them for Palestinian prisoners to rid them of their suffering.
He said that resistance is the only means capable of releasing those prisoners, opining that negotiations and the peace process were mere illusions and a waste of time.
The Hamas leader described the issue of those prisoners as humanitarian par excellence, calling for broad international solidarity campaign with the prisoners in their hunger strike to win back their rights and just demands.
For its part, the armed wing of Hamas, the Qassam Brigades, vowed never to relinquish the issue of those prisoners and to maintain incessant efforts to bring about their freedom regardless of the lapse of time.