Israel and Hezbollah swapped bodies and a prisoner, in a limited but potentially significant exchange that was the first since the war in Lebanon in the summer of 2006.
Israel exchanged a Hezbollah prisoner and the bodies of two Lebanese fighters for the corpse of a drowned Israeli civilian Monday night, a move that could pave the way for a trade involving two Israeli soldiers whose capture sparked their war last year.
Israel and Hezbollah exchanged the remains of an Israeli civilian on Monday for a captive Lebanese guerrilla and the bodies of two comrades in a U.N.-brokered deal.
Israel exchanged a Hezbollah prisoner and the bodies of two Lebanese fighters for the corpse of an Israeli civilian Monday, a move that could pave the way for a deal involving the Israeli soldiers whose capture sparked the Israel-Hezbollah war.
Israel on Monday handed over the bodies of two Hezbollah militants and a prisoner in exchange for the remains of one Israeli and information on a missing airman.
The exchange of a Hezbollah captive and the bodies of two Lebanese fighters for the body of an Israeli civilian is linked to efforts to win freedom of two soldiers captured by Hezbollah a year ago, Israel's government said.
Israel and Lebanon on Monday carried out an exchange of remains, with the Jewish state handing over the bodies of two Hezbollah fighters in exchange for the body of one Israeli, a security source told AFP.
David Lynch, on a five-day visit to Israel to encourage transcendental meditation, met with Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres.
Israel and Hezbollah were set to carry out a prisoner swap on Monday, with the Jewish state to hand over the bodies of two militants and a prisoner in exchange for the remains of an Israeli man.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert hinted on Monday he would be willing to give up annexed neighbourhoods in occupied east Jerusalem as Israel and Palestinians engaged in talks ahead of a peace summit.