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  אייר 20, 5771 , 24/05/11

Lebanon Arrests Sheikh Accused of Spying for Israel

Lebanese military intelligence has detained a Shi'ite sheikh in southern Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel, a security source said on Tuesday. The sheikh, who was known to be critical of Shi'ite guerrilla group Hezbollah and its regional backers, Syria and Iran, was arrested in the southern port city of Tyre on Monday.

The detainee ran an organization called the Arab-Islamic Resistance which he said had 1,500 fighters, the security source said. The sheikh also claimed responsibility for launching rockets towards Israel two years ago, the source said.
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