16.10.2011 18.Tischrei. 5772 Chol Hamo'ed 2
Razi Hamed brushes off warnings that Iran could scuttle Schalit deal; deal became possible when Israel realized there was no military option.
Despite successful negotiations to release over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners and a much-stated resolve to “release the rest of our prisoners,” Hamas is not interested in holding any further direct talks with Israel, the group’s deputy foreign minister said in an interview with Channel 10, aired Saturday.
Previous contacts were held because “we were willing to deal with problems,” Razi Hamed explained in accented, but fluent Hebrew. “Problems of prisoners, problems of cease-fires… but there are no direct contacts between Israel and Hamas.”…