Tuesday, 19 May 2009

'Ziad Homsi, Most Important Agent Discovered to Date'

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19/05/2009 Day after another, the Israeli spying networks throughout Lebanon head towards complete "collapse" following the discovery of the "technical secret" that led to the dismantling of the cells one after another…

On Tuesday, Lebanese daily As-Safir quoted well-informed sources as expecting that the few coming days would bring "new surprises," predicting that some networks would surrender to the police after perceiving that their turn will come sooner or later. The sources pointed out that the Israeli side became aware of the nature of the "technical secret" that led to the discovery of the big majority of the spy cells during the previous days.

Earlier, the Internal Security Forces chief General Ashraf Rifi pointed out that the successive discovery of spy cells was not a result of the detainees' confessions because the Israelis doesn't make links between their networks in order to prevent their collapse once one of them is uncovered. "But there is a technical secret that led to the dismantling of all these cells," Rifi told As-Safir, hinting that the security forces discovered a common feature between all these cells. "We'll reveal this secret one day," he concluded.

According to the Lebanese daily, investigations with agent Ziad Homsi continued for the third consecutive day. Homsi finally admitted the location of the equipment with which he used to send information to the Zionist entity after claiming that he had thrown the equipment in a river in the Bekaa.

The sources noted that Ziad Homsi "is the most important Israeli agent discovered to date," recalling how he confessed and admitted his four-year history with the Mossad since the first minute of the investigations. "He admitted how he called the Israelis and requested large amounts of money to help them," the sources noted, emphasizing that Homsi admitted that he received, until the moment, one thousands dollars and was waiting for a similar amount. Homsi claimed that his "monetary crisis" was the main reason behind "betraying" his country and "opening" with the enemy.

Meanwhile, a judicial source said that five more Lebanese were charged on Tuesday with spying for Israel, bringing to 18 the total number charged with espionage since January. "They are accused of collaborating with Israel, entering its territory, and providing it with information on military posts and Lebanese individuals," the source declared on condition of anonymity. The source noted that two of the five charged on Tuesday are in custody, and three were charged in absentia.

Among those charged since January are a retired security general, his wife and nephew and one Palestinian. Twelve of the 18 are in custody while six are at large. Two Lebanese suspected of involvement in spying for Israel have fled to the Palestinian occupied territories with their families with the help of the Israelis, in a flagrant violation of the international resolution 1701. The source added that an investigation had begun into the disappearance of a third Lebanese man who is also suspected of having fled south across the border into the Zionist entity.

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