Exchange of Prisoners with Hizbullah Expected

[Ha'aretz ] Amos Harel - An exchange of prisoners with Hizbullah is expected to take place in the near future, Israeli security sources confirmed Monday. The deal includes the release of Samir Kuntar, a Lebanese man responsible for a murderous attack against a family in Nahariya in 1979, as well as four Hizbullah men captured during the Second Lebanon War. The relatively low number of prisoners to be freed in the deal (compared to previous exchanges) stems from the fact that Israel assumes that IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, abducted by Hizbullah on July 12, 2006, are no longer alive.

2008-06-17 01:00:00

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