Hezbollah admits capturing high-level Israeli spy, shattering image of impenetrability

By REUTERS
January 16, 2015 00:30

 
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Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has detained one of its own operatives who has confessed to spying for Israel, its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, acknowledged for the first time on Thursday, in a case that has shattered the group's aura of impenetrability.

Local media reported the arrest several weeks ago, describing the man as an officer overseeing foreign operations, but Hezbollah had previously declined to comment.

Nasrallah told Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV that the man was detained five months ago and had confessed to working for Israel's intelligence service, Mossad. He said the arrest demonstrated Hezbollah's vigilance in its 32 years of struggle against the Jewish state.

"For me this is a breach and should not happen but if it happens then it is part of the battle, it is part of the war between us and Israel," he said.

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