Hizbullah: Israel continues to violate cease fire

Hizbullah leaders told German Intelligence (BND) Chief Ernst Uhrlau that there would not be any negotiations over the release of the kidnapped IDF soldiers "as long as Israel continued to violate the cease fire," the London based Al-Hayat newspaper reported on Monday. The leaders alleged that the IAF was carrying out sorties over Lebanon and that the IDF had not fully withdrawn from the south of the country. Israel Radio reported that the Hizbullah officials also demanded that Israel lift its air and sea blockade on Lebanon. Also, according to Al-Hayat, European mediators said that they had not received any information on the welfare of the kidnapped soldiers.