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Soldiers’ relatives meet with European lawmakers

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The families of two Israeli soldiers
kidnapped by Hezbollah last year met with members of the European
Parliament in France.

Relatives of the two soldiers, Ehud Goldwasser and
Eldad Regev, met with the parliament’s president, Hans-Gert
Poettering; the chairman of the foreign affairs committee, Jacek
Saryusz-Wolski; and others in Strasbourg to keep attention focused on the soldiers’ fates.

Other relatives met over the weekend with French
President Nicolas Sarkozy in Paris before returning
to Israel ahead of the anniversary of the soldiers’ capture, for which
several public rallies are planned.

Regev
and Goldwasser were captured by Hezbollah fighters on July 12, 2006 in Israel near the Lebanese border. Their capture
sparked the monthlong Israel-Hezbollah war carried out mostly in
southern Lebanon.

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