Lebanese sentenced to death for spying for Israel

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July 13, 2010 20:53

 
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BEIRUT  — Lebanese judicial officials said a military court has convicted a man of spying for Israel during the 2006 summer war and sentenced him to death.

Ali Manstash, who has been in custody since April 2009, was convicted of giving Israel locations of military and civilian targets bombed during the war and resulting in deaths, the officials said on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

Lebanon and Israel are technically at war. In 2006, a war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah group left 1,200 Lebanese and 165 Israelis dead.

It is the second death sentence this year after a retired Lebanese police officer was sentenced in February for working with Israeli intelligence on a 2006 car bombing that killed two members of a militant Palestinian group.

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