Peres: Israel's position is that reservists alive

"The position of Israel and the IDF is that the reservists are alive and it won't change because of a publication in this or any other Arab newspaper," President Shimon Peres said Sunday in response to a report in the Lebanese An Nahar newspaper which claimed that one of the reservists captured by Hizbullah was dead. Peres was speaking at an IDF base where he was addressing new tank unit recruits.