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Three Arab Youths Sentenced in Israel for Railroad Sabotage

The Tel Aviv district court imposed sentences today of seven years each on two Lydda Arab youths aged 20 and 21 and a five-year term for another youth, aged 18. They were convicted on charges of trying to damage the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem railroad line last March.

They were charged with endangering the life of railroad passengers by removing 36 bolts on the tracks near Lydda. Two of the three youths have previous convictions for trying to leave Israel illegally, officials said. Their names were withheld.