Lebanon claims it busted an Israeli espionage ring

Lebanon says it has exposed a ring of foreigners who spied for Israel. 

Lebanon’s General Security arrested on Wednesday two Lebanese, a Palestinian and two Nepalese women on charges they spied for Israel.

“In the context of its monitoring of spying operations in favor of the Israeli enemy, and its work on dismantling similar networks inside Lebanon, and after careful and intensive follow-up, and building on the signal of the relevant public prosecutor, the General Directorate of General Security arrested two Lebanese, one of them born in 1977 and the other in 1982, as well as a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon born in 1992, and two Nepalese women (1991 and 1993) on the offense of spying in favor of embassies of the Israeli enemy abroad,” the General Security Directorate’s media office stated.

During their interrogation, the suspects reportedly confessed to spying for Israel, and admitted to having contacted Israel’s embassies in Turkey, Jordan, Britain and Nepal in order to relay the intelligence they supposedly collected.

The Lebanese security forces also claim that the two arrested Nepalese were active in recruiting domestic workers from the Nepalese community in Lebanon to serve Israel’s intelligence services.

“After their interrogation, the arrestees  were referred to the competent court on the offense of collaboration with the Israeli enemy, and work is underway to arrest the rest of the people involved,” the statement said.

Israel has remained silent.

Reports of supposed exposure of Israel’s espionage efforts in Lebanon have surfaced in the past. The Jewish state is understood to conduct surveillance of Iranian trained and funded Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon in order to protect the Jewish state from mega-attacks targeting women and children.

By: World Israel News Staff