Lebanese court convicts man of spying for Israel

Published yesterday (updated) 26/11/2011 12:39


Israel’s border with Lebanon is overseen by the UN after a devastating 2006 war. (MaanImages/File)

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — A Beirut military court sentenced a Lebanese man accused of spying for Israel to seven years in prison on Friday.
Lebanese officials said Sami Khouri was convicted of espionage, but can appeal the sentence before the court of cessation, United Press International agency reported in Arabic.

A day earlier, the military court sentenced 11 people, including nine Palestinians, of planning to blow up a bus carrying Lebanese soldiers, the report added.
US officials told Reuters on Monday that Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah has succeeded in identifying and arresting informants within its ranks who were working for US spy agency.



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