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Beirut: Lebanese security arrests Canadian for spying for Israel

March 20, 2019 at 2:40 am

The Lebanese security authority arrested a Lebanese citizen of Canadian nationality on charges of conspiring with the Israeli intelligence service, according to a statement issued by the Lebanese authorities.

A public security statement stated that the accused person, “F.J”, born in 1978, was arrested by order of the Military Public Prosecution.

The statement added that this comes within the framework of the prosecution’s investigation and work in combating spying in favour of Israeli intelligence, and the dismantling of its networks in the country.

The Lebanese security authority pointed out that the accused person was sent to the specialised court, and that “it is currently working on the arrest of the other individuals involved with him in the events of conspiracy, the topic of the accusation.”

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According to the Directorate, the suspect admitted during the investigations that “in 2013, he was recruited via the fugitive Lebanese agent, N.J, who serves as the head of a network in Unit 504 in the intelligence of the Israeli enemy entity (belonging to the Israeli military intelligence ‘Aman’).

The Directorate added that: “he was tasked to recruit Lebanese people to infiltrate Hezbollah’s incubating environment, gather security information for the enemy’s intelligence, and obtain information about Israeli pilot Ron Arad,” he said.

The statement continued that the suspect was tasked to “prepare for entering the occupied territories of Palestine.” It concluded that “after the end of the investigation, he was referred to the concerned judiciary, and the authorities are currently working on the arrest of the rest of the involved persons.”