Royal calls for captive IDF soldiers' release

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December 1, 2006 21:45

 
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French presidential candidate Segolene Royal, wading into the Lebanese crisis during a Middle East tour, called Friday for the release of kidnapped IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev. The July capture of the two soldiers by Hizbullah triggered the 34-day war between Israel and Lebanon's Hizbullah. "The liberation of the two soldiers is absolutely vital," Royal told reporters at a news conference. She said she might bring the subject up in meetings later Friday with Hizbullah officials, though "perhaps not publicly."

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