Framework Principles for the Agreement to Release Israeli Prisoners and
Hostages Held in
The Government hereby resolves:
The Government approves the framework principles for the
agreement to release Israeli prisoners and hostages held in
In exchange for the return of the kidnapped Israelis, the State of Israel will release prisoners and detainees who are being held in prison facilities under its control, as well as return bodies and provide information, as follows:
B. Maj. Gen. (Res.) Ilan Biran, the Prime Ministers coordinator in charge of negotiations for the release of kidnapped and missing Israelis, will continue negotiating until a final agreement is reached, based on the principles detailed in this resolution; the coordinator will continue to pursue any information regarding the fate of captured navigator Major Ron Arad.
The list of prisoners and
detainees will be approved by the coordinating committee, headed by the
Director General of the Ministry of Justice, which was established as per
Government Resolution No. 645 of
Government of Israel reiterates its commitment to do its utmost - and never
give up - until the captured navigator Major Ron Arad
is returned to
F. Before implementing the aforementioned agreement, the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense will examine whether or not it is possible to acquire information or anything else which may hasten the return of captured navigator Ron Arad in the context of the negotiations mentioned in paragraph B, and will act to either carry out or suspend the agreement according to information acquired in the said examination.
G. The Government of Israel reiterates its commitment to do its utmost - and never give up - until the three MIAs from the Battle of Sultan Yakoub - Sergeant First Class Zvi Feldman, Sergeant First Class Zachariah Baumel, and Sergeant First Class Yehuda Katz are returned to Israel, as well as do its utmost to discover the fate of Corporal Guy Hever, as well as do its utmost to return to Israel all the MIAs and fallen soldiers whose place of burial is unknown. The Government instructs all the active parties to continue acting in order to acquire any information as to their whereabouts, and return them to the State of Israel.