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Two Israelis Arrested in Spain; Information of Their Situation Sought

Israeli consular authorities in France have asked the Jewish community in Barcelona to investigate the legal situation of two Israeli citizens arrested in Spain.

The Israeli consular request to the Barcelona Jewish community, which included a suggestion that a visit be arranged if possible to Israeli journalist Zvi Aldouby and his companion, was made because Israel and Spain have no diplomatic or consular relations.

According to reports reaching Paris, the two men have not yet appeared before a magistrate nor have the Spanish officials disclosed their place of detention which was believed to be in southern Spain. It was reported earlier they were arrested in a car at the Spanish border.