Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Further details of the alleged Hezbollah informant for the Mossad were reportedly revealed in the Lebanese media on Thursday.
According to a report in the Beirut-based Daily Star, Hezbollah has placed one of its operatives on trial for treason after he informed Israel about various attacks planned by the Lebanese-based Shi'ite terrorist group.
A Lebanese security source told the Lebanese daily that about a month ago Hezbollah arrested the suspected informant, named as Mohammad Shawraba who headed the organization's so-called External Operations Unit.
Four other member's of his team were also reportedly arrested and being tried by a Hezbollah court.
Hezbollah reportedly caught Shawraba after linking him to five botched attacks on Israeli targets to avenge the 2008 assassination in Syria of the group's commander Imad Mughniyeh. The Shi’ite group accuses the Mossad of carrying out the assassination.
According to the Daily Star
report, Hezbollah's suspicion of a double agent surfaced after Bulgaria accused it of responsibility for the 2012 bus bombing in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas that killed five Israel tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver.
Shwarba, 42, allegedly passed on details of the terror attack to Israel, which then informed Bulgaria of the tip.
Hezbollah's attentions were reportedly raised when, following the purported tip, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry released the names and photographs
of Meliad Farah - also known as Hussein Hussein - and Hassan el-Hajj Hassan, who were listed as suspected Hezbollah operatives responsibly for perpetrating the deadly attack.