Report: Contact made between Israel, Hizballah

Friday, July 28, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
The London-based pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat reported that representatives of Germany and the Red Cross mediated initial contacts between Israel and Hizballah aimed at an agreement to end fighting in north and exchange prisoners.

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According to the report, the contacts took place Wednesday and were intended to set the stage for a prisoner exchange as part of the comprehensive solution sought between the sides to end the fighting in Lebanon.

Lebanese sources reported that the contacts were still at initial stages and that they were being carried out indirectly.

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