This is the "religion of peace" for you. Compassion? Mercy? Not if you're a Jew. These men died while imprisoned, no doubt bound when executed by their savage captors. Muslims specialize in slaughtering the defenseless.
A French official said Israel is convinced its two soldiers who were kidnapped by Hizbullah last year are dead, London-based al-Hayat newspaper reported on Thursday.
The report did not reveal any information on the official or his involvement in efforts to have the captives, Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, released.
"Israel is convinced that its two soldiers who were kidnapped by Hizbullah were killed and that the organization is manipulating the situation by saying it is preventing any visits," the official said.
The report gave no further details on the matter.
Since the kidnapping, which set off the Second Lebanon War, there have been many reports in foreign press about the soldiers' conditions.
In July the Lebanese newspaper a-Nahar quoted high-ranking German officials in Berlin as saying they believed one of the soldiers was dead.
The report said the German government had begun to get seriously involved in negotiations for the soldiers' release and was in direct contact with the Christian general, Michel Aoun, who is currently in the midst of a presidential campaign in Lebanon.
The diplomats were trying to get information regarding the fate of the two soldiers, but Aoun, who is cooperating with Hizbullah against the Siniora government, refused to comment on the issue.