Haniyeh praises Hamas terrorists for ‘resistance,’ Sinwar stalls hostage negotiations

YnetNews.com reports: “Ismail Haniyeh, the head of the Hamas political bureau said on Thursday that Hamas foiled plans to extract hostages. ‘The enemy will not be able to take hostages without paying the price for them,’ he said.

Haniyeh called Hamas terrorists ‘heroes of the resistance who control Gaza and land heavy blows on the enemy forces.’ He said the ‘war at shifa’ was a violation of all human values. ‘Our people’s victory is an extension of the victory of October 7.’

Meanwhile, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar had cut off communications leaving negotiations to release hostages stuck. Senior IDF commanders said his ploys could delay further operations in the war. ‘He must not be allowed to play us,’ they said.

Sinwar claimed he would not negotiate while the IDF was operating inside the Shifa hospital, and therefore no progress in achieving a deal was made…”

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