Senior Hamas official denies reports of prisoner swap

Hamas official claims reports of prisoner swap are 'rumors' intended to 'calm prisoners' spirits.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2019, 12:52 PM

Hamas TV: Agreement with Israel includes prisoner swap

Hamas TV claims soon-to-be-signed agreement includes prisoners swap. Goldin family: We haven't heard that.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/2/2019, 8:48 AM

Hamas: We are ready for negotiations on prisoner swap

Senior Hamas official says terror group is ready to negotiate on prisoner exchange deal, and that it conveyed its conditions to Israel.Dalit Halevy, 8/26/2018, 12:30 PM

Justice Minister: An opportunity to bring our soldiers home

Justice Minister Shaked says Israel won't release recaptured 'Shalit deal' terrorists as precondition to return of IDF soldiers, civilians.Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2018, 12:26 PM

Hamas: No negotiations with Israel on prisoner swap

Hamas says reports in Israeli media about negotiations on new prisoner exchange deal are lies.Dalit Halevi, 4/26/2018, 2:40 AM

Hamas lays down conditions for prisoner swap

Hamas sets preconditions for prisoner swap with Israel, promises to force Israel to release convicted terrorists.Dalit Halevi, 4/20/2018, 8:50 AM

'The Arabs stand there and laugh at us'

Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi explains the difference between Jewish and Arab terror, protests the 'joke' of Israeli jail sentences.Benny Tucker, 1/6/2018, 11:34 PM

Two life sentences for terrorist who murdered IDF soldier

Terrorist who murdered Elhai Taharlev, injured a second soldier, receives two life sentences, to pay compensation to victims' families.Ido Ben Porat, 11/22/2017, 12:05 PM

'Government has unprecedented opportunity for prisoner swap'

Parents of kidnapped, murdered soldier Hadar Goldin say government must pressure Hamas, utilize new opportunity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2017, 8:54 PM

Report: Israel negotiating prisoner swap with Hamas

Hamas offered to free three living Israelis in exchange for Shalit deal terrorists who returned to terrorism after previous release.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2017, 2:38 PM

New Hevron mayor is a terrorist and murderer

New mayor is a Fatah terrorist who killed 6 people in a 1980 terror attack, received a life sentence - and was freed during a prisoner swap.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/13/2017, 11:42 PM

US to expel terrorist who lied about her past

Convicted terrorist released in prisoner swap immigrates to US by lying on application forms.Chana Roberts, 4/26/2017, 10:57 AM

Hamas: Israel proposed prisoner swap

New report says Israel communicated with Hamas through intermediaries to achieve a prisoner swap, but proposal was rejected by Hamas.Uzi Baruch, 2/8/2017, 11:40 AM

'Rethink prisoner swap policy', urges terror victims' group

Meir Indor of the Almagor terror victims' association urges the government to stop releasing terrorists from Israeli prisons.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2016, 12:16 AM

Iran: Americans contacted us for a prisoner swap

Senior Iranian official says unnamed Americans have contacted Iran for a deal to swap Jason Rezaian for other detainees.Ben Ariel, 1/4/2016, 3:12 AM

Report: Iran Released 5 Top Al Qaeda Terrorists

Five released as part of swap deal in March, including Osama bin Laden's direct replacement.Tova Dvorin, 9/18/2015, 2:47 PM

Three Hamas Terrorists Placed on US Blacklist

Military commander Mohammad Deif and two operatives released in Gilad Shalit prisoner swap placed on US 'terror blacklist.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/8/2015, 6:20 PM

Iran Calls on US to Release 19 Prisoners

Tehran insists US may be violating human rights in imprisoning 19 Iranians, despite imprisoning US citizens and refusing swaps.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2015, 7:21 PM

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Hamas leader demands release of terrorists rearrested since Shalit deal in order to start talks to free Israeli civilian captives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2015, 2:13 PM

Hamas: Israeli Media Will Allow Us to Empty Israeli Jails

Israel 'experts' quoted in Hamas paper saying media uproar over captives will allow Hamas to 'empty Israeli jails' of terrorists.Dalit Halevy, 7/11/2015, 9:47 PM

Report: US Released Iranian Prisoners as Precursor to Deal

Four prisoners released to Tehran in 2012-13 as part of 'wish list' Iran sent US for nuclear deal; three Americans still held by Iran.Tova Dvorin, 6/30/2015, 2:23 PM

Hamas: We Will Continue Quest to Abduct IDF Soldiers

Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman stresses importance of continuing to abduct IDF soldiers, while Hamas urges PA to renounce peace negotiations.Dalit Halevi, Cynthia Blank, 3/9/2015, 3:49 PM

Report: US Considered Swapping Al Qaeda Terrorist

Swap deal of citizens for terrorists had been on the table, ex-diplomat confirms. Are prisoner swaps now a matter of policy?Tova Dvorin, 1/26/2015, 5:38 PM

US, Iran Deny Reports of Prisoner Swap

Both Washington and Tehran rush to reject Iranian news agency's claim of a prisoner swap deal.Tova Dvorin, 12/31/2014, 6:16 PM

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Alan Gross swapped for 3 Cuban nationals, officials say - opening up ties between Washington, Havana for first time since 1961.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2014, 6:20 PM

Investigation into Bowe Bergdahl Abduction Begins

US Army investigates whether or not controversial US captive deserted to join the Taliban.Tova Dvorin, 8/7/2014, 1:17 PM

Questions and Accusations as Bowe Bergdahl Arrives Home

Soldier returns to US soil amid new evidence that the US Army had horrific conditions and leadership in Afghanistan.Tova Dvorin, 6/13/2014, 2:19 PM

Hagel: Bergdahl Trade 'In the US's Best Interests'

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel defends controversial prisoner swap to Congress, claims ends justify the means in saving soldier's life.Tova Dvorin, 6/11/2014, 8:25 PM

Taliban Commanders Threaten More Kidnappings After Bergdahl

'It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people,' Taliban commander says.Tova Dvorin, 6/8/2014, 7:50 AM

Dichter: Israel Gives In Too Quickly on Kidnapping

Former Shin Bet head says Israel needs to pressure terrorist kidnappers, not just negotiate.Maayana Miskin, 6/25/2013, 2:11 PM

Freed Terrorist to Head Fatah in Gaza

In a surprise move, Abbas names former terrorist prisoner as secretary gen. for Gaza, angering current Fatah leaders.Maayana Miskin, 1/16/2013, 2:52 PM

Life Returns to 'Normal' 1 Year Post-Shalit Swap Deal

One year after more than a thousand imprisoned PA terrorists were swapped for a single IDF soldier, Arabs say life has returned to “normal.”Chana Ya'ar, 10/18/2012, 8:53 AM

Report: 63 Egyptians for 1 Israeli National

Jerusalem is set to swap 63 Egyptian prisoners for Israeli Odeh Tarabin, who has been imprisoned in Egypt since 2000 for espionageGabe Kahn, 4/30/2012, 9:06 PM