Experts suggest Israeli spy Eli Cohen’s legendary status and the rumors of recent Israeli-Syrian back-channel talks of normalization may be the impetus behind this recently released video, 55 years after his public execution in Syria.
– WATCH the RT Documentary (in English)
By DANIEL SONNENFELD/THE MEDIA LINE
Russian news giant RT recently released a video it says shows Eli Cohen, the famous Israeli spy, walking in a Damascus street. The video, unclear and no more than a few seconds in length, has generated headlines throughout the region, both in Arabic and in Hebrew. Experts attribute the interest to Cohen’s legendary status and recent Russian efforts to try and facilitate a normalization agreement between the two enemy countries. Continue Reading »
Having examined the shoes that entered via Israel’s Kerem Shalom Crossing, Hamas claims the IDF bugged them with electronic chip in order to spy on Gaza terrorist groups.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A Fatah breakaway group in the Gaza Strip claimed its members have intercepted a shipment of military boots equipped with “secret electronic tracking chips,” that were on their way to market, according to a Palestinian news source.
The shipment of suspicious shoes that came through the Kerem Shalom crossing was sent by the breakaway group to Hamas to examine. Continue Reading »
Lebanese actor Ziad Itani, who was arrested in November for spying for Israel, fell victim to a plot hatched by the former (now, herself arrested) Lebanese cyber security official, Maj. Susan Hajj Hobeiche.
Lebanese actor and director Ziad Itani was arrested in November on accusations of cooperating with and spying for Israel. It is now evident that Itani fell victim to a plot hatched by Major Susan Hajj Hobeiche, the former head of the Lebanese Anti-Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Bureau who was arrested Friday.
Itani was accused of being recruited by a female Israeli intelligence agent and that the two exchanged information. Continue Reading »
According to the Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar, one of the three Lebanese nationals arrested confessed to working with the Mossad.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST.COM STAFF
Lebanese security forces announced Friday night that they arrested three Lebanese nationals for allegedly collaborating with the Israeli Mossad.
Watching Lebanon’s border – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
A Saturday report from the Lebanese, Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar quoted security forces as saying: “The intelligence war between the Israeli and Palestinian security services of Lebanon and Hezbollah continues, as we recently arrested a cell with three Lebanese citizens operating out of the Bourj el-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp and Deir Koubel, a Lebanese village, who were recruited by the Mossad to gather intelligence on the resistance [to Israel].” Continue Reading »
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. Continue Reading »
REPORT: According to the Mitrokhin archive which was smuggled out of the USSR, Palestinian Authority president then worked under KGB agent Mikhail Bodganov, who was at the time posted in Damascus, according to Israel’s TV1 News.
Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas was a Soviet spy in Damascus in the 1980s, Israel’s Channel 1 News reported Wednesday evening, according to an archive smuggled out of the USSR.
Mahmud Abbas pictured in Brussels on June 22, 2016 – Photo: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP
According to a document from the famous Mitrokhin archive, which was obtained by Israeli researchers and scholars Isabela Ginor and Gideon Remez, Abbas was code-named Krotov (mole) while he worked as a spy, the report said. Continue Reading »
In potentially devastating news for Lebanon’s Shiite terrorist group, Syrian & Lebanese media outlets report that Mustafa Mughniyeh, the youngest son of assassinated operations commander Imad Mughniyeh, is being held & questioned by Hezbollah’s counterintelligence agents.
Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff
In potentially humiliating news for Hezbollah, Lebanese and Syrian news outlets reported on Tuesday that the Shiite terrorist organization’s counterintelligence apparatus was investigating whether Mustafa Mughniyeh, the youngest son of the group’s former operations commander Imad Mughniyeh, worked as a mole for the CIA and Israeli intelligence.
Jihad Moughniyah’s funeral in Beirut January 19, 2015. The son of Hezbollah’s late military leader Imad Moughniyah (also killed by Israel) – Photo: REUTERS/Aziz Tahe
Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in Damascus in 2008. Continue Reading »
Cleared for publication: Swedish-Lebanese citizen that was recruited by Hezbollah to enlist Palestinian Arabs to gather intelligence for them, was arrested upon entry into Israel by the Shin Bet.
By Uzi Baruch
A Swedish citizen of Lebanese descent was arrested after a joint investigation from the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) and the Lahav 433 anti-fraud unity last month, it was cleared for publication Sunday, in light of concerns that the citizen may have been working with Hezbollah.
Pro-Hezbollah rally – Reuters
Hassan Khalil Hizran, 55, was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival in Israel. In his interrogation, he admitted recruiting for Hezbollah and agreeing to cooperate with them. Continue Reading »
Wall Street Journal reports cybersecurity experts guessing that the detected viral spyware may have been used by Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Cybersecurity experts believe that Israel is most likely the party responsible for a wave of espionage targeting hotels used by negotiators in the P5+1-Iran nuclear talks, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Wednesday.
Cyber hackers [illustrative] – Photo: REUTERS
According to counterhacking experts quoted by the Journal, analysts at a cybersecurity firm discovered traces of a viral software that is widely believed to have been used by Israel in the past to conduct sophisticated digital espionage.
The company, Kaspersky Lab ZAO, conducted an investigation which revealed that it had been targeted by an “improved version” of Duqu, a spyware that American officials believe has been used by Israel in the past to hack into computer systems. Continue Reading »
Malik Khatib from Kafr Kanna was indited for transferring funds from Hamas militants in Gaza to Palestinians in the West Bank and driving illegals from Gaza to Israel.
By Hassan Shaalan & Yoav Zitun
An indictment was filed Tuesday morning in the Nazareth District Court against Malik Khatib, 31, a dentist from the village of Kafr Kanna in northern Israel on suspicion he made contact with a Hamas agent and transferred funds to Hamas in Ramallah. He was also charged with illegal transportation and fraud under the Income Tax Ordinance.
Malik Khatib in court Tuesday. – Photo: Mohammad Shinawi
At his court hearing Tuesday, Khatib said: “I have no connection to Hamas, I have no connection to any of the allegations – everything is a lie. Continue Reading »
The Wall Street Journal reports Israel allegedly obtained data from closed-door meetings, then informed American lawmakers among others, in order to expose capitulating deal with Iranians.
By Yitzhak Benhorin
Israel allegedly spied on closed-door negotiations world powers were holding with Iran on its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, quoting White House officials.
US President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu – Photo: Reuters/File
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According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government also gathered information from confidential US briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe.
The Journal reports that the Obama administration was less concerned with the fact Israel spied on the talks and more concerned by Israel leaking this confidential information to American lawmakers and others in order to build a case against the deal being negotiated.