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August 1, 1988

JERUSALEM (AP) _ Here are sketches of the eight Palestinians from the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip expelled to Lebanon on Monday. The information was provided by the Israeli army.

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Adnan Mahmoud Abdel Fatah Dahair, born in 1950, from the West Bank town of El Bireh. The army says he has been a senior activist in the Communist Party since 1972. He was arrested several times, and allegedly organized disturbances and strikes in the Ramallah area during the uprising.

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Ahmed Mahmoud Jaber Suleiman, born in 1951, from the West Bank village of Turmus Ayah. He allegedly is a senior activist of the pro-Syrian Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the Jerusalem-Ramallah area. He served 20 months in prison for membership in the organization, and was placed under arrest for three years, ending in 1984. During the uprising, he allegedly organized strikes and demonstrations at Bethlehem University.

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Ziad Rushdi Nakhal, born in 1953, from Gaza City in the Gaza Strip. In 1971, he was sentenced to life in prison for membership in a guerrilla squad suspected of killing a Palestinian collaborator. He was released from prison in a 1985 prisoner swap. During the uprising, he allegedly served as a liaison for Palestinian organizations.

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Samir Mahmoud Sbaihat, born in 1954, from the West Bank village of Romana, later moved to the town of El Bireh. The army says since 1975, he has been a key activist in Fatah, the mainstream Palestine Liberation Organization faction headed by Yasser Arafat. According to the army, Sbaihat was a Fatah activist at Romana and later at Bir Zeit University. In 1977, he was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for membership in Fatah. From 1982 to 1985, he was placed under town arrest in Romana. Since the beginning of the uprising, he allegedly has been involved in publishing leaflets with directives of uprising leaders.

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Loui Ali Nafeh Abdu, born in 1955, from the West Bank city of Nablus. He allegedly is a senior Fatah activist. In 1975, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison for smuggling an explosive device into Ben Gurion International Airport. He was released in a 1985 prisoner swap. Since October 1985, he has been held three times without trial for up to six months.

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Jamal Awad Zakut, born in 1957, from Gaza City. The army says he is a senior activist of the Democract Front for the Liberation of Palestine. In 1985, he served eight months in prison for membership in the organization. In the early days of the uprising, he allegedly helped organize a central command coordinating anti-Israeli protests. The army also charged that he coordinated the printing of leaflets and their transfer from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip.

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Jamal Diab Lafi Abu Latifa, born in 1965, from the West Bank refugee camp Kalandia. He allegedly is one of the leaders of the Fatah youth movement Shabibeh. He was arrested in 1979 and sentenced to 15 months for belonging to a guerrilla squad that intended to carry out attacks against Israeli targets. He was arrested again in February 1985 and sentenced to 15 months for membership in Fatah. In January, he was jailed for six months without trial for allegedly organizing anti-Israeli protests at Kalandia.

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Morsi Abdel Hadi, born in 1967, from Kalandia. He allegedly is a Shabibeh leader in Kalandia. He was first arrested at age 16 for allegedly participating in anti-Israeli protests. Since then, he has been held twice for up to six months without trial on the same charges.

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