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More Arrests in Lebanon of Persons Charged with Spying for Israel

The total number of arrests in the alleged “Israel Spy Ring” in Lebanon has risen to nine, including a second Jewish suspect, according to reports received here today. The first Jew reported arrested in the case was Albert Levy, an attorney. The new report listed the second Jew as Sami Salem.

In addition to the earlier charges of spying for Israel and spreading rumors that the Lebanese and Arab economies generally were unstable, as well as allegedly helping to smuggle Jews out of Arab countries, a new charge was listed in the Arab press. The arrested persons are now also accused of seeking to isolate Lebanon from other countries, with the goal of “making it into another Israel.”

The Arab newspapers also declared that two other Jewish members of the alleged spy ring escaped, one of them to Israel.