Can somebody please tell me why Kataeb leader Amin Gemayel thinks it’s necessary to assure Israelis that the two reservists captured by Hizbullah this summer are safe and sound?
In an interview with Maariv on Friday, former Lebanese prime minister Amin Gemayel was quoted as saying that the captured reservists are alive. Gemayel expressed hope that the captives would return home alive and well.
Goldwasser’s mother, Miki, told Army Radio that she was happy to hear Gemayel’s remarks. ‘It is great,’ she said. ‘I hope that with a little more pressure from mothers in Lebanon we will succeed in doing what maybe politicians don’t do. We want our sons to come home.’
Zvi Regev, Eldad Regev’s father, told Israel Radio that the families are encouraged by the support they have received, but still expect the government to do all it can to bring the soldiers back to Israel.
According to Haaretz, however, the comments run counter to an internal Israeli probe that concluded that Goldwasser and Regev were seriously wounded during their capture and at least one of them could now be dead.
I mean who is he seriously? Hizbullah’s spokesperson for Israeli-prisoners-affairs? Or is it that he cares so much for the psychological health of the Israeli families concerned?
Addendum: Al-Akhbar had a comprehensive article of what appeared in the Israeli press (today the 13th), and it seems that Gemayel also talked to Yedioth Ahronoth, adding that peace can only be achieved if “the resistance and terrorism lovers would leaves us alone”. So I don’t know how much Gemayel was talking on behalf o Hizbullah.