Jerusalem, January 29, 2004

IDF preparations to carry out the exchange deal
(Communicated by the IDF Spokesman)

The IDF is finalizing preparations to carry out the exchange deal, as decided upon the government.

Further to the decision, approximately 400 Palestinian prisoners, residents of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, were brought to special areas to prepare for their release.

Simultaneously, additional prisoners of foreign nationality were flown to Germany in an IAF plane.

Furthermore, the bodies of 60 members of the Hizbullah were taken to a special assembly location near the Rosh Hanikra crossing, in advance of their transfer to Lebanese territory.

Conclusion of the deal – the releasing of the Palestinian prisoners, the handing over of the foreign prisoners to the mediators, and the transferring of the bodies to Lebanon – will be carried out only after the final identification will be concluded.    

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