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Two Israeli seamen arrested in Alexandria eight months ago on drug charges were acquitted last Friday and released from jail. They elected to spend the Rosh Hashanah holiday with local Jewish families before returning home to Haifa. Shlomo Peretz and Amram Shlush, from Zim Lines’cargo ship Camelia, were apprehended after they allegedly purchased hashish from an undercover agent in an Alexandria bazaar. They admitted they were approached but denied buying the drug. The court accepted their story.

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