A senior Hamas official said on Wednesday that a video to be released Friday will prove that abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit is alive and well.
Musa Abu-Marzouk said that the video, to be given to Israel in exchange for the release of 20 female Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, will also include proof that it was filmed recently.
Earlier Wednesday, a spokesperson for the military wing of Hamas, Abu Obeida, said that the deal to release Palestinian prisoners in exchange for proof of life of Shalit shows progress has been reached toward a wider prisoner exchange.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commended Haggai Hadas, who heads the negotiating team, and his staff for their professional work, far from the public eye. "It is important that the entire world know that Gilad Shalit is alive and well and that Hamas is responsible for his well-being an
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