Family of jailed Hizbullah contact say Israel will release him in days

The family of a a Lebanese-born Israeli man who was sentenced to six years in jail in 2002 for having contacts with Hizbullah says he will be released in less than a week. Nasim Nisr's brother, Omran, said Tuesday his sibling's Israeli lawyers informed the family that he will be released Sunday and deported to Lebanon. Omran told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his brother's release was not part of a potential Lebanon-Israel prisoner swap. Hizbullah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah predicted Monday that Israel would release Lebanese prisoners it is holding "very soon." The government has not commented publicly on Nasim's potential release or on Nasrallah's hint of a prisoner swap.