Dehamshe, who had served more than five years in Israeli prisons in the past, said that as long as Israel stays defiant in its refusal
The former MK claimed that Hamas will treat Shalit in a humane manner "in keeping with the Islamic traditions that existed hundreds of years before the Geneva Convention," and stressed that the Hamas action during which the soldier was kidnapped is "legitimate and respected."
Kidnapping 'legitimate and respected'
In the interview, Dehamshe justified the use the Palestinians were making of Qassam rockets and said that these attacks created psychological pressure and a 'strategic tie' between both sides. "Why should Israel have the right to attack Gaza with planes and missiles that hurt the bodies of women and children and deprive the Palestinians of the right to defend themselves?"
"The Palestinians have no other weapons but these rockets and the suicide bombings," he stated. Dehamshe rejected the claim that the use of suicide bombings had failed, saying that "if it wasn't for the suicide bombings – the Palestinian issue would be dead by now."