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Lebanese-Canadian arrested for spying for Israel

Sunday 24/March/2019 - 04:16 PM
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Edited by: Mohamed Emad

A Lebanese-Canadian dual national was arrested in Beirut on suspicion of spying for Israeli intelligence، Lebanese authorities said.

“Within the frame of its fight against espionage for the Israeli enemy entity and the dismantlement of its rings inside Lebanon، the General Directorate of the General Security has arrested Lebanese-Canadian F.G.، born 1978، upon the notice of the military prosecution،” Lebanon’s General Security intelligence agency said in a statement.

While there were no details on when or where the suspect was detained، according to Lebanese media reports، he confessed during interrogation that he was recruited in 2013 by a Lebanese fugitive who belong to an Israeli army intelligence network called “Unit 504.”

He confessed to spending six years spying on Hezbollah، trying to gather intelligence on Hezbollah operatives. He was also attempting to gather information on Israeli pilot Ron Arad، who has been missing since 1986 when his plane was shot down over southern Lebanon and was supposedly handed to Hezbollah.

"F.G." had also been told to recruit other Lebanese citizens to infiltrate into Hezbollah.


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