Yahya Sinwar
Yahya SinwarAbed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90

Former Shin Bet official Mika Kobi, who in the past interrogated Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar, described to Kan Reshet Bet Sinwar's personality.

Regarding the reports that Sinwar met some of the hostages, Kobi said, "It's hard for me to believe he met hostages - he is a most cruel leader, who holds a bottomless hatred for Jews."

He also said that Sinwar "also does not love his own people. I know 15 cases just of murder of Palestinians, that he killed them with his own hands in prison, with a razor and a machete. When I asked him in the past why he did not marry, he responded that he is married to Hamas."

When asked whether in his opinion, Israel will be able to reach and eliminate Sinwar, Kobi replied, "It won't be easy, he will not surrender - he will fight until the last bullet - but we will catch him. I think we are pretty close to him."

Regarding the negotiations for the hostages' release, Kobi said, "Sinwar is a liar and a cheat who is torturing us. With him we can reach agreements according to his demands. I assume not everyone will be released by means of negotiations with Sinwar."