Ma'an: First stage of prisoner swap to begin on Thursday

Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported on Sunday that the first stage of the prisoner swap between Israel and Hizbullah would begin on Thursday, citing "informed Palestinian sources." This, according to the news agency, would include the release of Samir Kuntar and three other detainees. IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser would also presumably be released during this stage, although this was not specified in the article. The news agency further reported that one of the Palestinian bodies returned during the second phase of the deal would be that of Dalal Mughrabi, a female terrorist who took part in the killing of 36 Israelis and one US citizen in 1978. According to the story, Mughrabi's remains would be received "in a large official ceremony" organized by Fatah which would "showcase the pride that people feel for Mughrabi and her fellows for their heroic resistance against the Israeli occupation."