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March 31, 2003
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Two Israeli journalists were detained in Iraq by U.S. troops, who accused them of being spies. Along with a Portuguese colleague, Dan Scemama of Israel’s Channel One Television and Boaz Bismuth of Yediot Achronot rented a jeep and entered Iraq without proper accreditation, driving alongside American convoys. Early March 26, soldiers woke them up at gunpoint and accused them of espionage. They later were kept in a closed jeep for 36 hours.

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