In response to the cabinet's approval on Sunday of a decision to release Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar in exchange for kidnapped Israel Defense Forces reservists Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, Hezbollah said the move was a testament to the strength of the Lebanese guerilla organization.

Hezbollah's Al-Manar television quoted a senior official, Executive Council chief Hashem Safieddine, as saying the approval of the prisoner exchange also shows that the militant group's word is "supreme."

Bassam Kuntar, the brother of Lebanon's longest held prisoner in Israel, Samir Kuntar, also praised Hezbollah's 2006 capture of the two Israeli soldiers.

Kuntar told Al-Manar TV that the return of Lebanese prisoners from Israel shows that the resistance is ready.

Samir Kuntar tops the list of Lebanese prisoners to be released by Israel under the exchange deal.