Nasrallah: Negotiations for prisoner swap with Israel to begin soon
Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said that there were contacts regarding a swap of prisoners between his group and Israel.
Nasrallah told the Saudi Al Watan daily, in an interview published Monday, that the process has started and that negotiations would begin soon.
Nasrallah said that he hoped the German government's efforts to mediate between Israel and Hizbullah to achieve the release of four Israelis held by the Lebanese resistance group would bring positive results.
He added he hopes the current German efforts would bring the hostage situation to a "happy ending."
In addition, the Hizbullah's leader conveyed he would give the current initiative a chance and is not putting a time frame on it. However, Nasrallah noted that if the negotiations were to break down, then his fighters would kidnap more Israeli citizens and soldiers so as to force a solution on Israel. (Albawaba.com)
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