Saturday, October 30, 2010

Is An Israeli Pilot's Gun Worth 52 Palestinian And Lebanese Prisoners?

Israeli air force pilot Ron Arad

Israel 'Traded 52 Prisoners For Air Force Pilot's Gun' -- The Telegraph

Israel traded 52 Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners to the Hizbollah militia in exchange for the gun of an Israeli air force pilot who went missing in southern Lebanon in 1986, according to reports.

The Armalite AR-7 rifle, a light firearm designed to be used as a survival weapon, was carried by Ron Arad when his plane went down over southern Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war.

Eight years of indirect talks mediated by a German intelligence official failed to secure Arad's release and his whereabouts remains unknown.

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My Comment: I very much doubt that he is still alive after all of these years.

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