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Israel exhumes bodies of Hezbollah fighters ahead of divisive exchange deal

Israel was exhuming the corpses of scores of Hezbollah fighters as it finalised a controversial prisoner exchange deal with the Lebanese militia that has split public opinion down the middle. While the bodies of 59 Lebanese nationals were being readied for return to their homeland, a special envoy, reserve Major General Ilan Biran, was due to travel to Germany to complete arrangements for the exchange brokered by Berlin. Around 50 soldiers from the army’s rabbinical branch, using pickaxes in driving rain, disinterred the bodies from the Amiad cemetery in northern Israel, close to the town of Rosh Pina, journalists at the scene said. Full Story

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