Israel to free 5 Palestinians today in final stage of Hizbullah swap deal

Israel was set to release five Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday in the final stage of the prisoner swap deal with Hizbullah for the release of captured IDF reservists Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, whose bodies were returned a month ago. The five detainees, aged between 15 and 17, were all jailed for throwing stones and Molotov cocktails. Four of them were imprisoned this year and one last year. They had between six and 14 months of their prison terms remaining.