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June 30, 1998
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An Israeli court ordered the release of a Lebanese man who was jailed without trial for seven years. But the court delayed the release of Ghassan Al-Dirani for 30 days to allow the state to appeal the ruling. Ghassan al-Dirani is a nephew of a leading Lebanese cleric, Mustafa Dirani, whom Israel abducted in 1994 in the hopes of using him as a bargaining chip to obtain information about missing Israeli air man Ron Arad.

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