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Hezbollah Vows to Bring Back Prisoners

Hezbollah’s leader on Thursday pledged to bring home all prisoners held by Israel and said he expected to hear from a German mediator in the next three days on the proposed swap of prisoners and bodies with the Jewish state. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah also said for the first time his guerrilla group was coordinating with the Lebanese government on the prisoner swap deal with Israel. Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday narrowly approved a prisoner swap with Hezbollah. Under the deal, the militants would release Israeli businessman Elhanan Tannenbaum and the bodies of three Israeli soldiers, all captured by Hezbollah in October 2000, in exchange for about 400 Palestinians and several dozen prisoners from Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, Sudan and Libya. Still, Israel’s defense minister, Shaul Mofaz, said the prisoner swap could take weeks, if not months, according to Thursday’s edition of the Israeli newspaper Maariv. Full Story

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