Dichter: Israel may consider prisoner swap

Israel may consider a prisoner swap with Lebanon to secure the release of the two soldiers captured by Hizbullah, but only after its military operation is complete, Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter said on Tuesday morning. Dichter claimed that efforts to gain the release of the soldier being held by a Hamas-linked group in Gaza and the two being held by Hizbullah were not connected to one another. "If one of the ways to bring home the soldiers will be negotiations on the possibility of releasing Lebanese prisoners I think the day will come when we will also have to consider this," Dichter told Army Radio.