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Congress holding back some of aid to Israel

Congress is holding back on releasing some of the $3 billion in foreign aid destined for Israel, in part because of that country's refusal to extradite a Maryland teenager accused of murder in the United States.

A spokesman for Rep. Sonny Callahan, R-Ala., chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said Wednesday that the panel is withholding consideration of $75 million in economic assistance "until such time as we can resolve how Middle East funding is going to be divided."Jo Bonner acknowledged that Callahan and other members of Congress are concerned over Israel's refusal to extradite Samuel Sheinbein, a teenager charged in the killing and dismemberment of another Maryland teenager.