Alwaght-The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, says there are ongoing talks to end the illegal blockade imposed by the Israeli regime on Gaza Strip.
Deputy Chief of Hamas’ political bureau Ismael Haniyeh declared Friday that the resistance will soon achieve one its objectives of ending the Gaza siege and reconstruction of the war-battered Palestinian territory.
Israeli regime media reported earlier revealed that indirect negotiations are going on between Hamas and Israel over reaching a long-term ceasefire in exchange for lifting the siege on Gaza.
The senior Hamas official also pointed out that a prisoner exchange deal will be reached soon.
Haniyeh stressed that the resistance movement will not take part in any talks over prisoner exchange before the release of 54 ex-prisoners kidnapped last summer by Israel after their release during Shalit swap deal in 2011.
On October 2011, nearly 1027 Palestinian prisoners were released from Israeli jails in exchange of the Israeli trooper Gilad Shalit who was captured by Hamas in 2006.
54 of those released prisoners were re-arrested last summer following the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli troops during the regime’s aggression on Gaza in June.
Head of Hamas's political bureau Khaled Mishaal earlier said that Israel approached his Movement through a European intermediary to negotiate the release of Israeli troops captured by Hamas during the summer aggression on Gaza.