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May 8, 2001
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Israeli legislators debated a proposed bill that would allow Israel to continue holding two Lebanese Shi’ite leaders as bargaining chips for the return of missing and captured Israeli soldiers. The legislation would circumvent a high court ruling barring their continued detention by allowing the Israeli chief of staff to declare Mustafa Dirani and Sheik Obeid fighters in an illegal, hostile organization whose release wound endanger state security.

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