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A Palestinian resident of Lebanon was arrested Friday by the Lebanese intelligence servies under the suspicion that was serving as an Israeli informant, Radio Israel cited a report from the Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar.
The suspected agent admitted to assisting Israeli intelligence since 2005. The suspect was said to have been captured with an advanced internet-enable communication device that allowed him to keep in regular contact with his handlers.
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Lebanon's arrest of the Israeli spy suspect is part of on-going intelligence war between the two countries - one that actively recruits members of the ethnic Palestinian minority in both countries to conduct espionage.
Israeli Arab political activist Amir Mahoul was charged in May in Haifa
District Court with espionage, assisting an enemy in time of war and
maintaining contact with an enemy agent while allegedly working for
Lebanese terror group Hizbullah.
Prosecutors charged that Mahoul sent 10 messages to his Hizbullah
contacts that included information on the location of the Shin Bet
offices in Jalama and Haifa, with their exact addresses, and the
locations of the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. plant on the
Acre-Haifa highway, Mossad facilities in the center of the country and
other sensitive information.