GAZA, Palestine 

The Palestinian Hamas group stressed Friday its determination to set free Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.  

The group continues its efforts to defend the rights of Palestinians in Israeli prisons through political and legal means, Maher Salah, the head of Hamas in the Palestinian diaspora, said in a written statement on the occasion of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day.  

Hamas is determined to raise international awareness on the issue, Salah said.

He stressed that more international pressure should be put on Israel to protect Palestinian prisoners from deadly coronavirus and ensure their release.

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