Report: Hizbullah holds for four days two Israeli-Arab citizens
Lebanon's Hizbullah kidnapped and later released two Israeli-Arabs earlier this month in order to try and "extract from them intelligence information" about Israel, Israeli press reports claimed on Thursday.
According to them, Hizbullah abducted on April 7 Mohammed Muhi Ben-Jamal and Naif Maharj Ben-Ali, both 30 and from the Israeli-Arab village of Rajar on the Israel-Lebanon border. They said they were held for four days in "harsh conditions and were beaten" and interrogated day and night, ynet reported.
Israeli officials argued that they were kidnapped to prod them for intelligence on Israel.
The northern edge of the Rajar village is located in Lebanon, but its residents are recognized as Israeli citizens.
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