Prisoner swap with Syria said to hit snag

Israeli officials tell Hebrew media that the prisoner exchange with Syria, coordinated by Russia, is being held up by the refusal of two Syrian prisoners in the Jewish state to be deported to Syria.

Israel is seeking the release of an Israeli woman who crossed the border and was arrested.

According to the Walla news site, officials believe the issue will be resolved and the deal will go through in the coming days.

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