The leader made a movement agitation Musa Abu Marzouk Clarifications regarding the characteristics, nationalities, and fate of prisoners of the operation Al-Aqsa flood Launched by the Palestinian resistance against the Israeli occupation on October 7th.
Abu Marzouk spoke about the prisoners held by Hamas, and other prisoners held by ordinary citizens and other factions.
Prisoners held by Hamas
Abu Marzouk explained that Hamas is holding about 200 prisoners, and considers them all Israelis, and does not give consideration to some of them holding other nationalities in addition to Israeli citizenship.
The Russian Information Agency quoted him as saying, “Hamas does not consider its captives to be Russian, French, or American.”
“All those captured, for us, are Israelis although there is an appeal to look at their original nationalities in the hope that this will save them,” he said.
Earlier, Russian media quoted leaders of the movement as saying that the movement considers all its prisoners to be Israelis, regardless of the additional passports they have, and it cannot release any of them until Israel agrees to a ceasefire.
Abu Marzouk said that Russia, the United States, France, Spain, Italy and many other countries called for the release of their citizens from among more than 200 prisoners held by Hamas.
Prisoners held by other parties
Regarding the prisoners held by parties other than Hamas, Abu Marzouk explained that “the movement needs time to search for them, classify them, and then release the civilians among them who do not hold Israeli nationalities.”
Abu Marzouk said, “After the Israeli army’s defense lines were broken and the army’s Gaza division fell, hundreds of citizens and dozens of fighters from various Palestinian factions entered the territories occupied in 1948 and arrested dozens, most of them civilians.”
He stated, “Hamas presented from the first day its vision regarding civilian prisoners, which is that we want the release of all civilian detainees and foreigners who do not hold Israeli citizenship,” adding that these “are our guests until the appropriate conditions are available for their release.”
He said that it is not possible to release these guests in light of the intense Israeli bombing, as the destructive power of the Israeli bombs that fell on Gaza during the past 20 days is equivalent to the nuclear bomb that struck Hiroshima.
The Russian newspaper Kommersant quoted another member of the Hamas delegation as saying that the movement needs time to locate all those transferred by various Palestinian factions from Israel to Gaza.
Backgrounds of flood and aggression
It is noteworthy that Israel was established on Arab land occupied in 1948, and annexed JerusalemWest Bank In 1967, and throughout its 70 years, it continued to arrest Palestinians, expand settlement activity in the West Bank, launch military operations in Gaza, and attack Islamic and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem.
On October 7, it was launched Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades -The military arm of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) – and other Palestinian resistance factions are operational Al-Aqsa flood Against the Israeli occupation, it has so far killed more than 1,400 Israelis, and managed to capture large numbers, according to Israeli figures.
For its part, Israel continues its aggression against Gaza, bombing homes, schools, hospitals and mosques, which led to the martyrdom of more than 7,000 Palestinians, most of them women and children, in addition to wounding 12,000, destroying entire neighborhoods, and displacing most of the population.
Israeli military operations in Gaza receive broad support from the United States, which sent two aircraft carriers to the Mediterranean Sea to “deter any attempt to expand the conflict,” she said.