Sunday, August 13, 2006

Israel willing to discuss prisoner swap: report

(Reuters) - Israel is willing to discuss a possible release of Hizbollah prisoners in exchange for freeing two Israeli soldiers abducted by Lebanese guerrillas last month, the Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday.

The report was published on the newspaper's Web site as the Israeli cabinet met to approve a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a cessation of the month-long conflict which is expected to go into effect on Monday.

Spokesmen for the Israeli government could not immediately be reached for comment.

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