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Israel Says It Captured Hezbollah Bomb Expert

Israeli naval commandos seized a small fishing boat off the country’s northern coast and captured a suspected explosives expert from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah who had bomb detonators and CD-ROM’s on preparing weapons, Israeli officials said today. Israel said the case suggested Palestinian militants were attempting to import such skills because many of their own bomb-makers had been arrested or killed by Israeli forces. “Many of the Palestinian experts are not with us anymore,” said Raanan Gissin, a spokesman for Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel. “We’ve taken them out one-by-one.” Israel’s foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, contended that that Palestinian leaders including Yasir Arafat were involved, but he did not offer evidence. Full Story

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