As Minister of the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah, Fares Qadura deals with prisoner matters; his topics also include prisoner exchanges. He belongs to Fatah, which has been at odds with Hamas for many years. How does he rate the chance of an exchange?
The relatives of the hostages kidnapped in Gaza are urging the Israeli government to exchange prisoners with Hamas – several thousand Palestinians are in Israeli prisons. Many are serving prison sentences of more than 20 years, including for attacks on Israeli soldiers and civilians. Hamas calls for a prisoner exchange. Will this happen despite further escalation in Gaza?
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