Report: Lebanon arrests Iraqi suspected of spying for Israel

 

Since Lebanon and Israel are technically ‘at war’, over 100 people in Lebanon have been arrested since 2009 on suspicion of collaborating with the Jewish State, including Mansour Diab, a Lebanese officer who was convicted & sentenced to 20 years in prison for spying for Israel.

By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Lebanon’s state-run news agency is reporting that security forces have detained an Iraqi citizen who was allegedly spying for Israel.

The National News Agency said in the Saturday report that the Iraqi citizen confessed that he was recruited by an arm of the Israeli Defense Ministry to gather information about the Lebanese army and certain personalities in Lebanon.

Watching Lebanon’s border – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The NNA report added that the person was also asked to recruit people in Lebanon to form a “sabotage network,” and that he also recruited his brother in Iraq to spy for Israel.

Lebanon and Israel technically remain at war, and more than 100 people in Lebanon have been arrested since 2009 on suspicion of collaborating with the Jewish state.

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In June 2011, a Lebanese military court sentenced a senior Lebanese officer, Mansour Diab, convicted of spying for Israel, to 20 years in prison. Diab’s sentence marked the first time a Lebanese officer was convicted of spying for Israel.

In July 2010, five Lebanese men accused of spying for Israel fled the country.

Israel made no comments on the allegations.

 

View original Israel Hayom publication at:
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=42543

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