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Israeli feared kidnapped in West Bank said to be VP candidate Lieberman's cousin

) 2000

Ha'aretz Services

Hillel Lieberman, a missing Jewish settler feared kidnapped and killed by Palestinians, is a cousin of U.S. Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate Joseph Lieberman, according to sources in the Jewish settler movement in the West Bank. The senator has been apprised of his cousin's disappearance and is closely following efforts to secure his release, the sources said Sunday.

Israeli security forces have opened a widespread search for Lieberman, 36, a resident of Elon Moreh in the West Bank and a father of eight, who has been missing since Friday night. Israeli media have said he was was last seen en route to a demonstration against the Israeli army's evacuation of the Joseph's Tomb shrine in Nablus.

Hillel Lieberman's father, a rabbi, is a first cousin of the senator.

There was no independent confirmation of the Palestinian Television report of his abduction and killing.

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-- Uncle Bob (, October 08, 2000


Actaully, I just can't resist -- I've gotta issue a pointless correction here. If true,the guy in question is a First Cousin Once Removed, not a cousin as such (which generally implies a first cousin). Or, he would be the second cousin to the VP designates children.

I knew all that crap I had to learn in probate law 1001 would come in useful someday.

-- E.H. Porter (Just, October 08, 2000.

The Onion sure has a strange sense of humor, went right over my head.

-- don't Get It (d@g.i), October 08, 2000.

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