12.10.2011 14.Tischrei. 5772 Erew Sukkot
Mashaal says 1,000 prisoners in exchange for Schalit; Izaddin al-Kassam spokesman claims Israel has accepted all the demands of the captors.
Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal on Tuesday night called the deal to exchange Gilad Schalit for over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners a “great achievement.” “We are happy with this great achievement and we thank our God for that. But our happiness is mixed with sorrow because we were not able to gain the freedom of all prisoners,” Meshaal said from Damascus, speaking in a televised speech.
Hamas presented the prisoner agreement as a “historic victory,” saying Israel has accepted all the demands of the captors….