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Prisoner Trade With Hezbollah Brings Mixed Feelings for Israelis

In a desolate little cemetery with graves marked only by numbers, Israeli soldiers from a special rabbinical unit on Monday began digging up the bodies of Lebanese fighters whose remains are to be repatriated as part of a prisoner exchange later this week. Israel and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah militant group announced the agreement over the weekend, after nearly four years of contentious negotiations that moved ahead even as the two sides traded cross-border blows. Like others in the past, this exchange is a lopsided one, reflecting Israel’s deeply held battlefield ethic of going to tremendous lengths to win back captive Israeli soldiers or citizens, or their remains. Full Story

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