Freed Israeli Soldier Returns Home: 'We Have Experienced the Rebirth of a Son'


An organization of families that have lost loved ones in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is supportive of today's prisoner exchange.

Robi Damelin is a spokesperson for The Parents Circle/Families Forum, and an Israeli who lost her own son when he was killed by a Palestinian nine years ago. She says the prisoner exchange could be the start of a reconciliation process similar to the one that occurred when civil strife ended between South Africa and Ireland.

"People will feel a sense of good will. And a sense of good will in knowing each other will create some impetus for the peace process which has been stuck for so long," Damelin said. "It's more and more apparent to be that without a framework for a reconciliation process in any future peace agreement, it has to be an integral part. We can't just have another cease fire."

ABC News Radio, Bruno Nota and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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