Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Gaza rescue operation won’t affect hostage-ceasefire deal

Israel’s military operation that freed four hostages held by Hamas in Gaza’s Nuseirat refugee camp will not affect the current prisoner-hostage swap deal, according to the deputy chief of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group.

Mohammad Al-Hindi says that conditions for the deal remain the same, in comments to Hamas-affiliated Al-Aqsa TV.

PIJ is an ally of Hamas in Gaza.

Israeli troops rescued four hostages from Hamas captivity yesterday in a daring daylight operation in the central Gaza Strip.

US President Joe Biden announced last week what he described as an Israeli proposal for a hostage-ceasefire deal. Hamas has not yet formally responded to the proposal, but officials in the terror group have reiterated their insistence that any agreement must guarantee an end to the war, a demand Israel has repeatedly ruled out.

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