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Hezbollah, Israel put out feelers for a second prisoner swap

Israel and its enemy the Shiite fundamentalist Hezbollah movement gave indications they were carrying on negotiations for another major prisoner exchange in the coming months. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder discussed Saturday pursuing further detainee swaps with the Lebanese Hezbollah, Sharon’s office said in a statement. “The prime minister contacted Schroeder to thank him for the help given by the German government that permitted the return of three soldiers’ bodies and civilian Elhanan Tannenbaum,” Sharon’s office said in a statement. “The two leaders are in agreement on pursuing information on missing pilot Ron Arad,” an Israeli airman shot down in 1986, the statement read. Meanwhile, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah claimed Saturday that Israel was still holding the remains of dozens of Lebanese killed during the Jewish state’s occupation of the south of his country. Full Story

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