From Ynet News, 16/6/08, by Roni Sofer:
Lebanese newspapers report return of Regev, Goldwasser in exchange for Samir Kuntar imminent; Israeli official said to meets German mediator to hear Hizbullah's answer to Israel's 'final offer'
...Arab media reported Monday that a deal in which kidnapped Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev would be returned to Israel in exchange for Samir Kuntar and four other Lebanese prisoners is expected to be carried out in the next few days.
Samir Kuntar (Photo: AFP)
Samir Kuntar, a Palestine Liberation Organisation terrorist broke into an apartment in the northern Israeli town of Nahariya in 1979 , took Danny Haran and his four-year-old daughter Einat hostage. He smashed the child's head against a rock, and also murdered the father and two police officers. He was jailed in the Hadarim Prison. In the Palestinian Authority, Kuntar is considered a hero, a role model for Palestinian children.
... The Israeli proposal to release Kuntar and four other Lebanese prisoners in exchange for Goldwasser and Regev is considered Israel's "final offer".
In another sign suggesting the possibility of a prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hizbullah, about two weeks ago the Shiite group transferred to Israel the remains of a number of IDF soldiers who were killed during the Second Lebanon War after in exchange for the release of Nissim Nasser.
In addition, Olmert has scheduled a meeting with the family of Ron Arad, the IAF navigator who abandoned his Phantom jet over Lebanon in 1986 and whose fate has since remained unknown .
Olmert is expected to tell the Arad family that Israel is considering releasing Kuntar in the framework of a prisoner swap. Israel has said in the past that Kuntar would be released only in exchange for information on Arad's fate....
Roee Nahmias contributed to the report