Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Abu Marzouk: We rejected the Israeli conditions for a prisoner-exchange deal

  [ 27/06/2011 - 07:35 PM ] 

DAMASCUS, (PIC)-- Deputy political bureau chairman of Hamas Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk has said that his movement had rejected the “unjust offer” tabled by the German "mediator" on the prisoners’ exchange deal because he bowed to Israeli occupation conditions.

He told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper published on Monday that Gerhard Conrad adopted the Israeli occupation government’s conditions, which he described as “unjust and unfair”.

He added that the Israeli occupation stringent position is understood but for the German middleman to adopt such a position it is “unacceptable”.

Abu Marzouk stressed that there would be no return to the German mediator because he did not assume his role properly and failed.

The Hamas leader said that the prisoners’ exchange deal was now in the hands of Egypt, highlighting that his movement was interested in concluding the deal but in accordance with national, honorable conditions.

Meanwhile, an unidentified Egyptian source told the same paper that Israel should display “positive stands”. He held the Israeli government responsible for not concluding the exchange deal, adding that Tel Aviv should be more flexible and not to table extremist positions, which it knows in advance would not be accepted by Hamas.
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