Gaza (QNN) – The Egyptian authorities have released on Thursday four Palestinians, who were kidnapped in 2015, and unofficially handed them to Hamas through Rafah border crossing.
Abd Al Dayem Abu Libdeh, Abdallah Abu Al Jbeen, Hussain Al Zibdeh, and Yaser Zannoun arrived back to Gaza accompanied by Hamas leader and member of its political bureau Rawhi Mushtaha.
Local resources revealed that in addition to the four kidnapped Palestinians, four others were released by the Egyptian authorities, who are Waseem Abu Rjaileh, Abdurrahman Mustafa, Salem Sheik Al Eid, and Abdul Aziz Abu Khatleh.
The head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Ismael Haniyyeh, declared the release of the four kidnapped Palestinians and that they arrived from Egypt to Gaza unharmed. He also expressed his deep gratitude to the Egyptian leadership.
According to Haniyyeh’s statement, efforts succeeded to release four other Palestinians from Gaza enclave and they returned home unharmed.
In August 2015, gunmen kidnapped four Palestinians in the north of Sinai, Egypt while they were among other passengers riding a bus, which was driving them from Rafah crossing on Gaza-Egypt border.