Report: Sinwar’s brother also met with hostages in Gaza

Following reports that Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar met with hostages after they were captured, Army Radio reports that his brother and righthand man Mahmoud Sinwar also met hostages.

Quoting one of the released prisoners from Nir Oz, the report says that Muhammad Sinwar also met with them in an underground tunnel in recent weeks.

The report did not give details of their conversation.

Muhammad Sinwar is also a senior commander in the Hamas military wing and was involved in the abduction and detention of Gilad Shalit, an IDF soldier snatched from inside Israel by Hamas during a cross-border raid, and kept captive for five years in Gaza. Shalit was eventually released in 2011 as part of an exchange for over 1,000 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

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