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Jerusalem - Lebanon: Mossad Spy Ring Busted

Published on: November 1, 2008 08:43 PM
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Jerusalem - A Mossad spy ring which has been active in Lebanon since the 1980s has been uncovered by the Lebanese Army, and the leader and his associate arrested, the Lebanese newspaper A-Safir reported on Saturday.

According to the report, Lebanese security officials told the paper that the spies worked to pass information to the Mossad about a range of Lebanese activities, both through pictures of military and civilian installations, and through spoken contact.

The sources added that advanced communication equipment and cameras were captured with the two, whose names were not made public.

In a statement released by the the Lebanese army and quoted in the report, both members of the spy ring confessed to gathering information about politicians and their parties.

The paper also reported that in addition to collecting information about Lebanese activities, the spies noted Syrian activities in the country.

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Many people have previously been arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel. Lebanon considers itself at war with Israel and bans its citizens from having any contact with the Jewish state.

The army did not name the parties or politicians but said the two were captured in the eastern Bekaa Valley bordering Syria and where Hizbullah is known to be active.

Many officials pass through the eastern Bekaa Valley on their way to Syria.

A Hizbullah official refused to comment on the army statement.

Hizbullah’s top military commander Imad Mughniyeh was killed in a car bomb in the Syrian capital of Damascus in February. Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah blamed Israel for the attack and promised to take revenge.

In June, a Lebanese court indicted a retired Lebanese police officer and a Palestinian for allegedly working with Israeli intelligence to assassinate Jihad Jibril, the son of the leader of Syria-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command. Jibril was killed in a 2002 bombing in Beirut.

The retired Lebanese police officer, Mahmoud Kassem Rafeh, is facing death sentences in two other cases including a 2003 explosion in Beirut that killed Hizbullah official Ali Hussein Saleh.

In 2006, the Lebanese army arrested Rafeh, 60, on suspicion of killing two Lebanese brothers who were members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group.

In 2004, a Tunisian woman of Palestinian origin and four accomplices were indicted on charges of plotting with Israel to assassinate Nasrallah.


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 Nov 01, 2008 at 09:48 PM Anonymous Says:

sweet piece !

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 Nov 01, 2008 at 10:00 PM Anonymous Says:

Which part about their capture(if it actually is Mossad) is sweet??!

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 Nov 01, 2008 at 10:07 PM bloomberg-arnold 2012 Says:

They were betrayed by the bush admin.Iran and USA will renew relationships, lebanon will be given back to the regular lebanese who will destroy hizbulla with irans blessing. The usa have already started rearming them. First they have to win over the muslim population and not look like tools of the west. This is part of it.

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 Nov 01, 2008 at 11:29 PM bigwheeel Says:

Reply to #3  
bloomberg-arnold 2012 Says:

They were betrayed by the bush admin.Iran and USA will renew relationships, lebanon will be given back to the regular lebanese who will destroy hizbulla with irans blessing. The usa have already started rearming them. First they have to win over the muslim population and not look like tools of the west. This is part of it.

You (and I) wish it were that way! In reality, unfortunately, the situation is far from Rosy!!!

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 07:05 AM Leo de Toot Says:

If the story is true then these two people are heroes and should be applauded as such. Unfortunately more of this selling out of Israel and her agents is likely to happen with the presumed new administration as the true nature of Obama becomes revealed and he openly supports his Moslem brothers. (For example, refer to an article in the London Telegraph reporting on the Palestinians who are making calls to U.S. voters on his behalf.)

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 Nov 02, 2008 at 09:29 AM Anonymous Says:

The boiling pot is just about to overflow. We are on the threshold of WW3 - Gog Umagog war. How it exactly will play out, nobody knows. But the signs cannot be mistaken. Let's all make Teshuva to be Zoche to be saved and see the redemption! There isn't much more time!!!

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