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  2/21/2013, Adar 11, 5773

Lebanese Hizbullah Member Trial Begins

Husam Taleb Yaqoub, 24, is charged in Cyprus with Hizbullah membership, in addition to spying on Israeli installations in Cyprus in advance of carrying out a terrorist attack. He claims he was sent to locate Kosher restaurants in Cyprus, and was also sent to Amsterdam and Greece, that attract Jewish tourists. He copied license plate numbers of buses transporting Israeli tourists in Cyprus, but claims the numbers simply reminded him of sports vehicles.