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January 27, 2004
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A German jailed in Israel as a Hezbollah terrorist reportedly plans to rejoin the Lebanese militia upon his release. Steven Josef Smyrek, a German native who converted to Islam and was jailed after coming to Israel on a Hezbollah suicide mission in 1997, is among 436 terrorists to be released Thursday under a prisoner swap.

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