Yahya Skaf

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Yahya Skaf, also spelled Yehia Skaff (Arabic: يحيى سكاف), from the Bhanine (Menyeh) district of Lebanon, is a person claimed to have been arrested by Israel on 11 March 1978 for participation in the Coastal Road massacre.[1] Israel claims he was killed during battle with his body never found.[2] It is claimed by the Khiam Center that his family and some released detainees have borne witness to his imprisonment.[1]

A supporter of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party, he subsequently joined Fatah to participate in military operations against Israel.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah suggested Skaf be a part of a prisoner exchange during the 2006 Lebanon War.[3] However, he was not included in the July 2008 prisoner exchange.


  1. ^ a b "A Memorandum Calling For the Freedom of Samir Al-Kantar and the uncovering of the disappearances and the delivery of the Martyrs' Corpses". Khiam Center. Retrieved 5 October 2006. 
  2. ^ http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3748213,00.html
  3. ^ Press Conference with Hasan Nasrallah, 12 July 2006, at Understanding the Present Crisis. Retrieved 2006-08-13.