Deputy Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri clarified in an interview with Al-Jazeera that the murderous terrorist organization will not release hostages as long as the IDF conducts fighting in the Gaza Strip.

"There will be no exchange of prisoners until the end of the war and the cessation of the fire," he stated.

Al-Arouri noted that Hamas is not opposed to exchanging bodies of terrorists for bodies of Israelis held in the Gaza Strip.

"We are able to exchange bodies, but we need time to retrieve bodies of Israelis," he claimed.... Read More: Arutz-7