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Germany to join prisoner exchange

Germany has offered to free three prisoners in return for information on the missing Israeli airman Ron Arad, a source has told BBC News Online. He said the prisoners, two Lebanese and an Iranian, were currently serving life sentences in Germany. German officials mediated a deal, made public on Saturday, in which 400 Arabs held in Israel are to be swapped for an Israeli held by Lebanese militants. They refused to comment on the latest information received by the BBC. Israel’s Haaretz daily has also reported that Germany is to release three prisoners. It said on Monday that Germany had asked Switzerland and France to do the same. Full Story

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