Israel Releases Two Prisoners to Syria

(Ha'aretz) Josh Breiner - Israel on Saturday released two Syrian prisoners to Syria as a gesture of "good will" following the return of the body of Israeli soldier Zachary Baumel who was killed in Lebanon in 1982. The two are a Fatah operative jailed for attempting to kidnap Israeli soldiers and a prisoner jailed for smuggling drugs. Both asked not to be returned to Syria. Baumel's body was retrieved by Russian forces from a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria earlier this month.

2019-04-29 00:00:00

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