Tag: Hizbullah’s Triumph
Hizbullah’s Triumph: The Long-Term Implications of Prisoner Exchanges
July 15, 2008 | Diane Morrison
By exchanging prisoners with the proxy organizations as if they were law-abiding states, Israel can be seen as upgrading the status of the organizations’ unlawful combatants from terrorists and war criminals. Such exchanges afford them the same rights as lawful soldiers, without demanding from their leaders the reciprocal obligations. At the same time, Israel downgrades the rights of its own captured soldiers by overlooking the organizations’ systematic depravation of POW rights.