Compliments abound – Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Monday called the prisoner exchange deal that saw the release of captive soldier Gilad Shalit in return for the release of 477 Palestinian prisoners a "pure achievement."
"The mere act of capturing Shalit and maintaining him alive for five years is a tremendous achievement," said Nasrallah, who managed to release terrorist Samir Kuntar and other Hezbollah operatives in return for the bodies of kidnapped soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser three years ago.
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"The determination of the people of Gaza and Hamas, which imposed its conditions from the beginning and until the end is a pure achievement that sanctifies the culture of resistance," he added.
"Is Syria out of danger? We can say, to a very large extent, yes," Nasrallah told Hezbollah's Manar TV station.
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