Hamas' armed wing said Monday it was ready to unveil the fate of Israeli soldiers held by its fighters in return for a list of Israeli spies in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
GAZA CITY – Hamas' armed wing said Monday it was ready to unveil the fate of Israeli soldiers held by its fighters in return for a list of Israeli spies in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
"We will unveil the fate of the captured soldiers if Israel gave us a list of its spies in the Gaza Strip and West Bank," a member of the Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades said in a press release cited by the Doha-based Al-Jazeera channel.
The brigades said last month that its fighters had captured an Israeli soldier during an operation in the eastern Gaza Strip.
Since July 7, Israel has pounded the coastal territory, killing at least 1943 Palestinians and injuring nearly 10,000 others.
Thousands of homes in Gaza have also been destroyed over the same period.
At least 64 Israeli soldiers, meanwhile, have been killed in battles with Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip, while three civilians have been killed by Palestinian rocket fire, according to Israeli figures.
Israel and Gaza-based Palestinian factions are currently observing a three-day ceasefire that started on Monday to coincide with indirect talks in Cairo aimed at reaching a durable ceasefire.
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