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Bourj Hammoud, Lebanon (2010)

The Hezbollah-linked Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Saturday that Lebanese security forces arrested three citizens on charges of collaborating with Israel’s international Mossad intelligence agency.

According to the Arabic-language report, “The intelligence war between the Israeli and Palestinian security services of Lebanon and Hezbollah continues, as we recently arrested a cell of three Lebanese citizens” operating out of the Burj Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp, Bourj Hammoud, a suburb of Beirut heavily populated by Armenians, and the Deir Koubel monastery to gather information about the resistance.

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“A Lebanese security squad from the Division of Public Security managed to dismantle the cell in recent days,” the report continued, “arresting two suspects in Bourj Hammoud and later a third in Deir Koubel.

One of the suspects, a teacher named Abbas S., reportedly “admitted he worked for the benefit of the Israeli Mossad.” Computers and “other electronic devices” were seized from his home.

The report added there were other Israeli Mossad agents “recently arrested in Lebanon” but gave no further details.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.