Monday, October 15, 2007

Al Jazeera English - News - Israel And Hezbollah Agree Exchange

(Hassan Nasrallah said in September 2005 he wanted negotiate deals for the release of Lebanese citizens held by Israel. Looks like he is, slowly but surely, getting his wish. - a)

Lebanon's Hezbollah movement has agreed to hand over the remains of an Israeli in exchange for a Lebanese prisoner and the bodies of two of the group's fighters.

"An exchange of bodies and a prisoner swap could take place this afternoon at the Naqoura crossing between Israel and Lebanon," a Lebanese security source said on Monday.

The two dead Hezbollah fighters went missing last summer during the 34 day war between the Shia Muslim group and Israel in southern Lebanon.

The conflict began in July 2006 after the Lebanese movement captured Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, two Israeli soldiers, in a cross-border raid.

An army report released last December said that the two soldiers were wounded, one seriously and the other only moderately, during their capture.more

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