Israelis arrested in Lebanon freed


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two sisters arrested in Lebanon for having Israeli passports were released and sent to Israel.

The women, who reportedly were in Lebanon to visit relatives, were released Thursday.

One of the two women, who flew to Beirut International airport a few days ago, voted in Sunday’s Lebanese elections, reported the Hezbollah-run Al-Manar television network. Both women, ages 67 and 69, hold Lebanese passports and one also holds an American passport.  

The women were in the custody of Lebanese security authorities.

Their detention came as Lebanon arrested 10 more people accused of spying for Israel, bringing the number of alleged spies charged to 68.

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