Israel approves Hezbollah prisoner swap

Israeli government decision cleared the way for the German-mediated exchange with Hezbollah, possibly within days.

Israel approves Hezbollah prisoner swap
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert won cabinet approval on Sunday for a prisoner swap with Hezbollah under which two soldiers captured by the Lebanese group and believed dead, would be recovered, political sources said.

The government decision cleared the way for the German-mediated exchange with Hezbollah, possibly within days.

Under the deal, Israel would free five Lebanese fighters and repatriate the remains of around 10 slain border infiltrators.

Reuters
Last Mod: 30 Haziran 2008, 12:10
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