Hizbullah official says prisoner swap deal shows group's strength

Hizbullah said the Israeli government's approval of a prisoner swap shows the strength of the Lebanese terror group. Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV has quoted a senior official, Executive Council chief Hashem Safieddine, as saying the swap also shows that the terror group's word is supreme. Bassam Kuntar, the brother of Lebanon's longest held prisoner in Israel, Samir Kuntar, also praised Hizbullah's 2006 capture of the two Israeli soldiers. Kuntar told Al-Manar TV that the return of Lebanese prisoners from Israel shows that the "resistance is ready."