Samir Kuntar, the Lebanese terrorist who murdered three members of the Haran family and a police officer in Nahariya in 1979, says that Israel and Hizbullah are on the verge of signing an agreement to exchange prisoners that Hizbullah has preconditioned on his release.
Kuntar's statements were made through his attorney, Yaman Zidan, in an interview with the United Arab Emirates-based al-Halij daily on Thursday.
Kuntar said he has the utmost confidence that Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah will invest every effort in securing the release of as many prisoners as possible from Israeli jails.
Zidan added that after Kuntar is set free "vital information that has never been disclosed will be released." The attorney provided no further details.
He also told the paper that Kuntar was in good health despite being imprisoned for 29 years.
Earlier in the week Kuntar's brother, Bassam, told the German DPA news agency that the Lebanese prisoners' families have been updated on "positive outcomes expected within 30 days in regards to my brother and the rest of the prisoners held by Israel."