Hamas: Shalit ‘no longer interests us’


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Hamas official told an Arabic newspaper that the terrorist group does not care about the condition of Gilad Shalit.

Recent reports claimed that the Israeli soldier kidnapped in June 2006 to the Gaza Strip was wounded in the early days of Israel’s operation in Gaza, now in its 16th day.

"Shalit may have been wounded, and he may not have been. The subject no longer interests us," Moussa Abu Marzuk, deputy of Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, told the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat Sunday.

"We are not interested in his well-being at all, and we are not giving him any special guard since he is as good as a cat or less," he added.

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