official reveals circumstances for hostages’ launch to RT

55 official reveals circumstances for hostages’ launch to RT

Such a transfer needs to be “possible” from a safety perspective, Basem Naim has mentioned

Hamas can’t launch the hostages it’s holding in Gaza till the Israeli navy stops its bombing marketing campaign in opposition to the Palestinian enclave, Basem Naim, a member of the militant group’s political bureau, instructed RT throughout his delegation’s go to to Moscow this week.

Naim mentioned Hamas couldn’t accumulate mandatory info on the identities of hostages held at numerous websites scattered across the enclave within the face of fixed Israeli air raids and a blockade that has seen all communications inside Gaza reduce off.

“The captured individuals are [held] somewhere else by completely different teams at completely different websites,” he mentioned, including that “we [have] all the time known as for a ceasefire to have a chance to gather the wanted info” and compile an in depth record of the hostages. The Hamas official additionally claimed that some individuals mentioned to be within the group’s custody “aren’t within the Gaza Strip.”

Naim confirmed that the group receives questions on numerous individuals doubtlessly taken hostage in the course of the October 7 assault and “conveys” these requests to “the individuals on the bottom.”

He mentioned Hamas had been able to launch all of the individuals taken hostage from day one, however might solely achieve this when “possible, together with from a safety perspective.” He didn’t elaborate on the precise necessities that might must be met for releasing the hostages.

The official acknowledged that the militants “did their finest” to maintain the hostages alive, whereas claiming that round 50 of them may need been killed in Israeli bombardments. “They’ve bombed 1000’s of homes with out earlier warning,” he added, referring to the Israeli navy.

Naim additionally warned that if the Israeli navy doesn’t “cease instantly,” the combating would doubtless “not be restricted to the borders of Palestine.”

“It is going to increase to the area and possibly… past,” he mentioned, additional explaining that the battle was primarily political and needs to be resolved by means of political means.

Naim additionally warned in opposition to turning the battle between Israel and the Palestinians into a non secular one, since it will pit Israel in opposition to the worldwide Muslim neighborhood and would result in “destabilization all over the world.”

A Hamas delegation arrived within the Russian capital on October 26 for negotiations. RIA Novosti reported the group was headed by one other member of the Hamas political bureau, Moussa Mohammed Abu Marzouk.

On Friday, Marzouk mentioned he had obtained an inventory of Russian residents allegedly held by Hamas in Gaza, based on the outlet. He acknowledged the group would pay utmost consideration to the record and search for these individuals totally. “It’s onerous however we’re wanting [for them],” he mentioned.

The delegation additionally mentioned Hamas would pay larger consideration to requests from Russia whereas praising what it known as Moscow’s constructive place on the continuing escalation.

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