Another Raw Deal for Israel

Mark Loftin
Am I missing something here, or is Israel agreeing to one of rawest deals in recent memory?

Isreal gets from Hezbollah:

  • - The two dead soldiers that were kidnapped to spark the Israel-Lebanon war from two years ago
  • - Body parts of Israeli soldiers from the conflict
  • - Information on Ron Arad, an Israeli airman whose plane crashed in Lebanon in 1986
Israel gives up:

  • - Samir Kantar, serving multiple life sentences for killing three Israelis in 1979, including a 4-year-old girl whose head was smashed in with his rifle butt.
  • - Four other Lebanese prisoners (all living)
  • - Undisclosed number of Palestinian prisoners (all living)
  • - Dozens of bodies
In summary, Israeli is trading the living for the dead - and paying a brutal price.


cartoon by Ronny Gordon
Am I missing something here, or is Israel agreeing to one of rawest deals in recent memory?

Isreal gets from Hezbollah:

  • - The two dead soldiers that were kidnapped to spark the Israel-Lebanon war from two years ago
  • - Body parts of Israeli soldiers from the conflict
  • - Information on Ron Arad, an Israeli airman whose plane crashed in Lebanon in 1986
Israel gives up:

  • - Samir Kantar, serving multiple life sentences for killing three Israelis in 1979, including a 4-year-old girl whose head was smashed in with his rifle butt.
  • - Four other Lebanese prisoners (all living)
  • - Undisclosed number of Palestinian prisoners (all living)
  • - Dozens of bodies
In summary, Israeli is trading the living for the dead - and paying a brutal price.


cartoon by Ronny Gordon