TEL AVIV (Jul. 26)
Four Israeli Arabs who were convicted of membership in an espionage ring in the service of the Lebanese were sentenced today to prison terms ranging from three to six years.
The leader of the spy ring, Yussef Khatib, 57, was sentenced to six years. Rashid Hassan, 25, and Nazji Zaber, 35, got four years each, while Diab Moughrabi, 30, got three years. Khatib was found guilty of enlisting the other three in the spy ring after he established contact with his brother who penetrated into Israel from Lebanon. Khatib’s brother was also caught by the Israel defense forces.