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Israel pardons Kantar before prisoner swap
Israel formally pardoned Lebanese prisoner Samir Kantar on Tuesday, clearing the way for his release through a prisoner swap deal with Lebanon's Hezbollah group.
- Israel formally pardoned Lebanese prisoner Samir Kantar for a lethal 1979 attack, for the sake of freeing two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah guerrillas in 2006.
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