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Jews Reported Arrested in Syria, Lebanon; Some Charged with Spying

Arab newspapers reaching here today from Jardan report arrests of Jews in Syria and Lebanon. The reports state that, in Syria, death sentences had been requested by the Syrian prosecutor for eight Jews charged with allegedly attempting to cross the border into Lebanon “en route to Israel.”

The Jordanian press also reports that, in Lebanon, police uncovered “the largest and most dangerous spy ring working for Israel.” A Jewish lawyer, Albert Levy, allegedly headed the ring. His closest collaborator is reported to have been Saik Khouri, a Christian Moslem journalist. Both are among the arrested.

Those arrested in Lebanon are charged with “collecting military information” as well as with “helping Jews to escape from Lebanon.” They are also accused of being assisted by “Jewish financiers” in Beirut, whose names are not mentioned.