Israeli kidnap

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The Independent Online
JERUSALEM - Israeli forces operating deep in Lebanon kidnapped a Lebanese man accused of assisting guerrilla attacks against Israel, the army announced. Kassem Rehan was kidnapped on Friday night north of an Israeli-controlled zone in south Lebanon. An army statement said he assisted the Iranian-backed Hizbollah group in attacks against Israeli forces in the area. There was speculation that the kidnapping was linked to Monday's Buenos Aires explosion at a Jewish community centre which left 52 dead and as many missing, as well as to a blast that blew up a plane over Panama on Tuesday, killing 21 people, most of them Jews. A Lebanese group calling itself Ansarollah - 'Partisans of God' - which Israel says is controlled by Hizbollah, claimed responsibility for the attacks. AP