Caskets containing remains of Arab gunmen
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Hizbullah identifies bodies of 157 gunmen returned by Israel

Lebanese terror group says DNA tests identified nationalities of retrieved gunmen

Hizbullah has identified 157 gunmen whose bodies Israel returned in a prisoner swap with the Lebanese militant group.


Hizbullah says DNA tests identified the nationalities of the gunmen. Among the 157 were Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian, Jordanian and Libyan, a Kuwaiti and a Tunisian.


Twenty-one Palestinian gunmen were buried Monday in a cemetery on the edge of a Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut. Around 95 bodies will be taken to Syria on Tuesday.


Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV said DNA tests were still under way to identify the remains of 32 other bodies. Israel released five Lebanese prisoners and the remains of almost 200 gunmen in return for the bodies of IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, who were captured by Hizbullah in 2006. 


פרסום ראשון: 07.21.08, 18:37
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