Israeli official denied reports about Norwegian involvment in an prisoner exchange deal between Hamas and Israel

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Israeli sources denied Lebanese reports saying that Norway is involved in an exchange of prisoner deal between Hamas and Israel.

According Israeli media a senior Israeli official denied the report that Norway mediated between Israel and Hamas on the issue.

The Israeli official said: “Norway does not mediate on prisoners and missing persons” adding that report  saying Norway is mediating in the Shin Bet is incorrect,” .

This Israeli statement came after Al-Akhbar Lebanese newspaper published a report included that Norway is involved in an exchange of prisoner deal between Hamas and Israel,

Hamas-affiliated Lebanese newspaper reported that a Norwegian envoy had visited the Gaza Strip last month and that Hamas welcomes Norway’s involvement in the deal.