DAMASCUS, (PIC)-- Deputy political bureau chairman
of Hamas Dr. Mousa Abu Marzouk has said that his
movement had rejected the “unjust offer” tabled by
the German "mediator" on the prisoners’ exchange
deal because he bowed to Israeli occupation conditions.
He told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper
published on Monday that Gerhard Conrad adopted
the Israeli occupation government’s conditions, which
he described as “unjust and unfair”.
He added that the Israeli occupation stringent position
is understood but for the German middleman to adopt
such a position it is “unacceptable”.
Abu Marzouk stressed that there would be no return to
the German mediator because he did not assume his
role properly and failed.
The Hamas leader said that the prisoners’ exchange
deal was now in the hands of Egypt, highlighting that
his movement was interested in concluding the deal but
in accordance with national, honorable conditions.
Meanwhile, an unidentified Egyptian source told the
same paper that Israel should display “positive
stands”. He held the Israeli government responsible
for not concluding the exchange deal, adding that
Tel Aviv should be more flexible and not to table extremist
positions, which it knows in advance would not be accepted by Hamas.