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Six Persons on Israeli Boat Kidnapped by Syrians on Lake Tiberias

Syrian officials informed Israel today through United Nations observers, that they were holding six persons missing since Saturday after departing for a boat trip on Lake Tiberias.

Israel demanded the immediate return of the group, which included three Belgian citizens, charging that they were kidnapped by Syrians who entered Israeli waters. According to reports here, the excursion group, composed of three men and three women, sailed to the northeastern shore of the lake, which is completely within Israeli territory, and were arrested there.