Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant accused Hamas on Sunday of taking part in “psychological video games” over hostages after it supplied to free all captives in change for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
“The tales printed by Hamas are a part of their psychological video games … Hamas is cynically utilizing those that are expensive to us – they perceive the ache and the stress,” Gallant advised kinfolk of a few of the 230 hostages held by Hamas within the Gaza Strip, an announcement launched by his workplace stated.
On Saturday, Hamas’s chief in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, stated the Palestinian militant group was prepared for an “speedy” prisoner swap with Israel.
Gallant stated the army marketing campaign inside Gaza was additionally aimed toward securing the discharge of the hostages.
“They search the collapse of Israeli society from inside, and are utilizing the hostages in a brutal method,” he stated.
“The army operation is meant, amongst different issues, to extend the possibility of returning our individuals.”
Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has stated that about 50 hostages have been killed in Israeli strikes, a declare AFP couldn’t independently confirm.
To this point, the group has launched 4 hostages.