Jabari, who played a key role in the Shalit prisoner swap, stressed that "Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades have taken it upon themselves to empty Israeli jails of all prisoners regardless of their political positions or their ideology."
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The Hamas official described the day of the prisoner exchange, which saw 477 Palestinian prisoners go free, as the happiest day of his life. "On this day we gave joy to all the mothers, fathers, and beloved sons of many Palestinian prisoners."
He said that the prisoners who were deported to the Gaza Strip were in their homeland and with their people as Gaza was part of Palestine.
Meanwhile, Zuhair Al-Qaisi of the Popular Resistance Committees said Saturday that Gilad Shalit was given sufficient food and allowed to watch Hebrew-language TV.
Noam Shalit said earlier this week his son is suffering from malnutrition and wounds sustained during his capture that had not been treated properly.
He also said Gilad "endured harsh things" in his more than five years of captivity in Gaza.
Al-Qaisi dismissed the accusations, saying that Shalit was provided food that "fits him as a Jew", by which he appeared to mean kosher food.
"The way Shalit looked when he was released proved that he was treated well," said Al-Qaisi. "He used to watch the news through the television and through watching some of the channels in Hebrew."
AP contributed to this report
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