Sunday, August 27, 2006

Al Ahram: Prisoner exchange imminent

From Haaretz 08:36 27/08/2006 ....

The Egyptian Al Ahram newspaper reports that Israel and Hezbollah have agreed on the conditions of a prisoners exchange, Israel Radio reported on Sunday.

According to the report, senior Egyptian officials have told the paper that the exchange is to take place in three weeks' time, and is mediated by Germany. The sources said that under the agreement, abducted Israel Defense Forces soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev would be released first, and a day or two later Israel would release Lebanese prisoners according to a list provided by Hezbollah.

Al Ahram's report said also that a deal for the release of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, abducted by Palestinian militants on the Gaza border, is to be finalized soon.

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