The Associated Press
July 16, 2008 - 3:18pm

A look at previous Israeli-Lebanese prisoner swaps:

-- 2004: Israel and Hezbollah exchange an Israeli civilian and the bodies of three Israeli soldiers for 436 Arab prisoners and the bodies of 59 Lebanese fighters.

-- 1996: Israel frees 65 Lebanese prisoners for the bodies of two soldiers captured in fighting in Lebanon.

-- 1991: Israel trades 51 Lebanese prisoners for proof that one of its soldiers held in Lebanon is dead.

-- 1985: Israel releases 1,150 Arab prisoners, almost all of them Palestinians, in return for three soldiers captured by Lebanese guerrillas in 1982.

-- 1983: Israel swaps 4,600 Palestinian and Lebanese captives for six Israeli soldiers abducted Sept. 4, 1982 from their forward post in Lebanon. Most of the Arab prisoners had been rounded up during Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon.


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