- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 15, 2008

JERUSALEM (AP) – An Israeli government spokesman says the Cabinet has overwhelming approved a prisoner swap with Hezbollah.

The hotly debated deal would release a convicted Lebanese child-killer and four Hezbollah guerrillas in exchange for two missing Israeli soldiers or their bodies.

The exchange, which also includes the bodies of 199 Hezbollah and Palestinian fighters, is expected to be carried out by the Red Cross at the Israeli-Lebanese border on Wednesday.

Government spokesman David Baker says only three of the 25 cabinet ministers present at Tuesday’s meeting voted against the deal.

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