Israel 'seizes Hezbollah boat'

The Israelis say they have seized a ship carrying weapons for Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

The raid took place on Wednesday in international waters off the Lebanese and Israeli coast, it is reported. Nine people are said to have been arrested, including a member of Hezbollah, and the boat was towed back to the Israeli port of Haifa. Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said the arms were being transported from Lebanon to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. He added that the incident showed that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was behind terror operations. “There is no doubt that those involved in the affair are very close to Arafat,” he told Israeli television. “This is not the first time.” Full Story

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