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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Lebanese general arrested as Israeli spy

From Ya Libnan:

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television reported on Wednesday that Brigadier General Fayez Karam, who is a senior Free Patriotic Movement official, confessed that he has been spying for Israel since 2005 and that he has met several Israeli officials during his trips to the European Union.

Karam was arrested earlier on Wednesday on suspicion of collaborating with Israel according to local reports

Al-Manar also said that the Internal Security Forces (ISF) are still investigating with the detainee to better understand the extent of the damages incurred by Karam.

Police arrested several suspects over the past month in an expanding probe into an alleged network of Israeli spies employed in the country’s telecom sector.
The alleged spies discovered over the past month have been mainly concentrated in Lebanon's wireless and landline telecommunications networks; as far as I know this is by far the most senior person accused of spying for Israel. (Al Manar is a Hezbollah media outlet so I am not going to assume yet that the story that he admitted being a spy is true.)