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November 4, 1998
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An Israeli court extended by another six months the administrative detentions of two Islamic leaders who had been kidnapped by Israel in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah leader Sheik Abdel Karim Obeid has been held by Israel since 1988. Another Shi’ite guerrilla leader, Mustafa Dirani, was kidnapped in 1994. The two are being held as bargaining chips for the release of Ron Arad, an Israeli airman who was shot down over Lebanon in 1982.

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