Wednesday, July 16, 2008

T V 16-Mideast prisoner swap: pain and joy

Jul 16 - Hezbollah has handed over coffins said to contain the bodies of two captured Israeli soldiers in exchange for Lebanese prisoners held by Israel.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) took charge of the coffins of the soldiers whose capture in 2006 sparked a 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah.

The exchange was hailed as a triumph by the Lebanese guerrilla group and as a painful necessity by many Israelis.

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