Freed senior Hamas leader vows to fight on

After 25 years in Israeli jails, Al-Qassam Brigade's Yahia Sinwar receives hero's welcome in Gaza.

    Yahia Sinwar, a founding member of the Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigade, the military wing of Hamas, was the only high-ranking official among the hundreds of Palestinian prisoners exchanged on October 18 for detained Israeli solider Gilad Shalit.

    After 25 years in the Israeli prison system, Sinwar received a hero's welcome in Gaza upon his release.

    The prisoner swap has elevated the standing of the Al-Qassam Brigade fighters and, with it, leaders like Sinwar.

    He pledged to once again join the fight for Palestinian statehood should the situation call for it.

    Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.