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Hamas leader says has no information about missing Israeli soldiers
Hamas leader says has no information about missing Israeli soldiers
Leader of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Meshal
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ALRAY - Leader of Hamas political bureau, Khaled Meshal, said that Hamas has no information about  three Israeli soldiers disappeared 11 days ago near Hebron in the southern West Bank.

In an interview with Al Jazeera television on Monday, Meshal said that Hamas has no information about the missing soldiers. The movement has nothing to prove or disprove about the missing soldiers.

He emphasized the right of Palestinians to free the detainees in Israeli prisons and that the occupation must pay the price for Palestinian suffering.

"The Israeli occupation does not need any justification to escalate their aggression against Palestinians. I rule out the possibility that their disappearance is an Israeli fabrication," he said.

He told the families of the three missing soldiers that "Netanyahu is ignoring the suffering of Palestinian people and prisoners. He is the reason behind your sons' loss.

Meshal denied the Israeli accusations that he gave the green light for any group to detain the Israelis. "The resistance knows its duty, and it does not wait for instructions to move", he added.

Denouncing the U.S biased Israel position, he emphasized that Israeli threats don’t frighten Hamas.

He pointed out that the Palestinian national reconciliation agreement  stressed the importance to work to release  prisoners as a sacred national duty, and the right to use  any means necessary to achieve their liberation.

He called on the Palestinian leadership to study and discuss an appropriate response to the ongoing Israeli aggressions against the Palestinian people.

Mashal said that the international community holds the responsibility of  the continued Israeli aggressions against Palestinians and its repressive policies, pointing out that all delegations,  he received,  emphasized the justice of Palestinian cause. 

Israeli army has launched a military campaign in the West Bank killing at least five Palestinians, detaining more than 500, and raiding more than 1,100 sites including homes, offices, and universities in hunt for three settlers who were missed last June, 12 in the West Bank city of Hebron. Yet, no clear evidence the three settlers were abducted as Israel claimed.