Lebanon Arrests Five on Charges of Spying for Israel


Lebanon said on Wednesday it has arrested five people for allegedly taking part in “spying in favor of embassies of the Israeli enemy abroad.”

The state news agency said security forces arrested two Lebanese men aged 40 and 35, a Palestinian man aged 25, and two Nepalese women aged 26 and 24. They reportedly confessed to spying for Israel and “admitted having contacted by phone the embassies of the Israeli enemy in Turkey, Jordan, Britain and Nepal in order to collaborate with it and provide it with information.”

“After their interrogation, the [suspects] 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 General Security Directorate said in a statement.