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Israel Courts Deal with Three Arabs Charged with Espionage

An Israel district court started hearings today into charges of espionage against a 17-year-old Arab resident of Lydda. The defendant, whose name was withheld, was accused of passing information to Jordan when he infiltrated into Jordan in July, 1958.

A Tel Aviv court meanwhile continued hearings on similar charges against two 30-year-old Arabs of Tirah village. The two Arabs were captured after trying to bring a Tel Aviv girl into their activities, according to the charges, but she informed police. At their instructions, she pretended to cooperate with the two Arabs until they were intercepted and arrested as they sought to cross into Jordan. All names were withheld.