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Terrorists Seized Aboard a Ship

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The Navy intercepted a ship of Cypriot registry off the Lebanese coast last week and detained a number of terrorists aboard, a military spokesman disclosed Sunday.

The terrorists, identified as members of EI Fatah, part of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mainstream loyal to Yasir Arafat, apparently planned to attack Israel by land or sea. Four terrorists were killed last week during an attempt to infiltrate Israel by sea.

The ship, the Anton, is being held at an Israeli port. Its five crew members were released. Three are of Indian nationality, one is Sudanese and another is Greek.

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