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August 04, 1989 - Image 16

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-08-04

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NEWS I

The Kidnapping

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A photo from the videotape of the alleged hanging of Lt. Col. William
Higgins.

A year ago Israel snatched
another Hezbollah man from
South Lebanon, in an opera-
tion exactly like the one last
week. But there was no
hullabaloo or indignant con-
demnations from world
leaders because the Hez-
bollah man, Juwad Caspri,
was not well-known and not
nearly as senior as Obeid.
Caspri was the commander in
charge of kidnapping the two
Israeli soldiers. He has been
sitting in an Israeli prison for
a year, but Hezbollah did not
give up its Israeli prisoners
for him. Obeid may also be in
Israeli prison for a long time,
no matter what threats the
Moslem fundamentalists
make.
In the wake of Obeid's kid-
napping, Hezbollah and its
Iranian backers are saying
that Moslem true-believers
now have license to attack
"Jewish leaders" all over the
world. But these attacks were
planned months before Obeid
was snatched.
Last December, an agree-
ment was signed in Beirut
between Hezbollah, Ahmed
Jibril (Popular Front for the
Liberation of Palestine-
General Command), Abu
Mussa (who led a breakaway
from Arafat's Fatah) and Abu
Nidal, according to the in-
formed source, who
elaborated: "It was brokered
by Iran, Sheik Obeid's chief
sponsor. Israel felt this was a
very dangerous development,
and learned that the new
alliance was about to launch

a terror wave against Israeli,
Jewish and American targets
at international airports in
Western Europe and the Mid-
dle East. So Israel decided to
act. All the speculation that
Israel's action was motivated
by hopes for a prisoner ex-
change is basically wrong."

.

Six weeks ago, this new
alliance sent a joint team of
six gunmen to attack Kibbutz
Manara, west of Kiryat
Shmona. Five were killed by
Israeli forces.
On July 21, in Damascus,
Hezbollah and Amal (the
larger but less radical Shi'ite
organization in south
Lebanon) signed an agree-
ment brokered by Syria to
stop the fighting between the
two Shi'ite factions and to
begin to cooperate militarily.
Israel interpreted this as a
sign of Amal's growing
weakness in South Lebanon,
and envisaged Amal helping
Hezbollah to attack Israeli
targets in the Upper Galilee.
Up to now, the main
disagreement between the
two Shi'ite groupings was
Amal's position that Israeli
targets should only be attack-
ed inside the southern
Lebanon "security belt" con-
trolled by Israel's defense
forces, but not across the
border. Hezbollah, in con-
trast, wants to shell Israeli
settlements with Katyushas
and to continue to send terror
squads across the border. This
agreement signed in Syria
may mean many new attacks

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