Thursday, December 07, 2006

Remember these guys?

Here's a stroll down amnesia lane: Remember the two Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah back during the summer? Sure you do - this was the event which kicked over the whole anthill and had Israel and Hezbollah bashing away at each other for weeks afterwards.

Well, the Israeli govt, and thus the Israeli press, has FINALLY gotten around to mentioning them again. According to the Israeli military, the two soldiers (Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser - don't worry, I wouldn't have gotten either right myself) were severely injured in the action which resulted in their capture.

PM Olmert went so far as to say, earlier this week, "...if they (are alive), and we hope they are alive...", implying they might not be. The families of the two soldiers were not amused.

For their part, Hezbollah and the Lebanese govt have said bupkiss about both soldiers, nor have they provided any clues about their fates.

It's worth remembering the UN imposed cease-fire required unconditional and immediate release of the soldiers.

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