A prisoner swap between Israel and Lebanese group Hezbollah has been set for Wednesday, which will include the release of Samir Qantar, currently serving a life sentence for killing a policeman in northern Israel in 1979.
agreement, Israel will release five Lebanese prisoners and
Hezbollah will hand over two Israeli soldiers seized in a
cross-border raid that triggered the 2006 war between Israel and
the Iranian-backed group.
soldiers, although they are widely presumed dead.
take place on Wednesday, but he declined to say where along the
Israel-Lebanon border. Previous exchanges were made at the
coastal Naqoura frontier crossing.
a life sentence for killing a policeman as well as a man and his
4-year-old daughter during a 1979 raid on the northern Israeli
coastal town of Nahariya.
intelligence officer, Israel will also hand over the bodies of
200 Arabs killed while infiltrating northern Israel. Hezbollah
is to return body parts of Israeli soldiers killed in south
Lebanon in 2006.
Date created : 2008-07-13