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  Cheshvan 23, 5777 , 24/11/16

Hamas welcomes possible Turkish prisoner-exchange role

Khalil Al-Haya, a senior member of the Hamas leadership in Gaza, has welcomed the possibility of Turkey will mediate between the terror group and Israel in a prisoner exchange, according to Kol Yisrael government radio.

Al-Haya said that for this to happen, Israel must release those previously released in exchange for soldier Gil'ad Schalit who were re-arrested, and must "leave its indifference." He said that until now there have been no real negotiations or mediation efforts.

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