Israel’s Knesset gave preliminary approval to a bill that would sanction the indefinite imprisonment of two Muslim fundamentalist leaders from Lebanon. Final approval of the bill in two more Knesset votes would stop all ongoing legal action to free Sheik Abdel Karim Obeid, a Hezbollah leader, and Mustafa Dirani, a leader of the Amal movement. The two have been held without trial since Israel seized them in 1988 and 1994, respectively.
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