Hezbollah claims to bust internal spy ring (ISRAEL HAYOM) Daniel Siryoti 07/11/12)
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Lebanese media claims three senior Hezbollah operatives received
large sums of money and spied for Mossad and the CIA • Hezbollah
source links one of the alleged spies to an Israeli plan to
assassinate senior member of the terror organization.
Hezbollah has arrested three senior officials inside the organization
on suspicion of spying for the CIA and Mossad, the Al-Arabiya TV
network and Lebanese media reported on Tuesday.
According to the reports, the three officials, Jihad Jalul, Mohammed
Husseini and Mohammed Sabaa, were veteran members of the
organization. They reportedly used their high-ranking status to spy
for Israel and the U.S. for a number of years in exchange for large
sums of money. They were reportedly uncovered after Israel allegedly
bombed and destroyed a surveillance station in southern Lebanon
earlier this month.
Husseini was reportedly recruited by the CIA in Paris. His
recruitment was staged to look like French police had arrested him
for his involvement in bringing illegal Lebanese immigrants to
France. Husseini would meet his American operators in Paris, and they
ordered him to monitor the movements of senior Hezbollah official
Hassan Izz-Al-Din, in order to eventually kidnap him. A high-ranking
source in Hezbollah confirmed that Husseini admitted under
interrogation that Israel´s security establishment had planned to
assassinate Izz-Al-Din and therefore activated Husseini.
The report also stated that Sabaa, who served as assistant to
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah´s political advisor Hussein Halil
for several years, and Jalul, a senior official in Hezbollah´s
financial department who was involved in corruption cases, were
recruited to bring in new agents for the CIA and the Mossad.
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