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Israel holds 12 in Hizbullah spy ring

Israel’s intelligence service has arrested 12 people, including two soldiers, accused of trading military secrets to Hizbollah in exchange for tonnes of drugs. Among those accused is a Jewish mother of three whose arrest has shocked and outraged residents of her home town, which has been the target of Hizbollah rocket attacks for more than 20 years. The Shin Bet security service said it captured the smuggling ring last month after a year-long investigation, but the Israeli government has placed a gagging order on the detentions until now. The group is accused of providing Hizbullah with videos and photographs of Israeli military sites, night-vision goggles, maps of army bases and shopping malls, and a statistical yearbook in return for tonnes of Lebanese hashish. The exchange of intelligence for drugs was made in Ghajar, a village which straddles the Lebanese border and where there is no fence. Full Story

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