JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will liberate two prisoners in return for the remains of an Israeli soldier missing since 1982 which were recovered by Russian particular forces in Syria, an Israeli legit talked about.
Russia this month handed over the remains and personal effects of Zachary Baumel, who used to be 21 when he used to be declared missing in plod along with two assorted infantrymen in the Battle of Sultan Yacoub right through Israel’s invasion of Lebanon.
“Israel has made up our minds to liberate two prisoners as a goodwill gesture,” the Israeli legit, talking on condition of anonymity, talked about on Saturday.
The legit did now not provide slight print in regards to the id of the prisoners and talked about that the resolution to liberate them used to be made after Baumel’s remains had been recovered.
The legit used to be responding to reports by Israeli media that talked about the prisoners had been Syrian. There used to be no quick comment from Syrian or Russian authorities.
A spokesman for Israeli Top Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to comment.
Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Alexander Smith