Soldiers' relatives meet with European lawmakers
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.