JERUSALEM — A Western hostage held in Beirut will be released within a few days, Israel television said Saturday.
There may also be "a limited release" of Shiite prisoners held under Israeli control in a South Lebanon prison, it added.
Earlier Saturday, Israeli military authorities said they had received definite evidence of the death of Israeli serviceman Yossi Fink, kidnaped in 1986.
Fink was kidnaped by Hezbollah guerrillas while serving in South Lebanon, the sources said. Information on the death of the British-born Fink was provided recently by U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, the sources said.