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October 30, 2002

Israel holds Canadian as terror suspect

Aren't there sufficient terrorists in the ME without these folks flying over to take a vacation and blow up innocents?
A Canadian man is being held without charge in Israel, suspected of teaching Palestinian extremists bomb-making techniques, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.

The Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet is said to have arrested the man — who goes variously by Fawzi Ayoub and Abu Achmed — during a raid in the West Bank city of Hebron four months ago.

The Israeli government suspects the man of having been recruited by the Canadian wing of the armed group Hezbollah. If true, revelations that a Canadian was recruited on his home soil by Hezbollah could seriously embarrass the federal government, which has refused to ban the group outright on the grounds that it has nonviolent wings that perform important social and charity work.