Lebanon: Senior officer suspected of collaborating with Israel
Lebanon's military prosecution has disclosed the suspected involvement of a senior army officer, in collaborating with Israel, and providing confidential information that helped the Jewish state to strike targets in Lebanon during its 2006 war against Lebanon. A Sharq al Awsat newspaper reported on Tuesday that judge Saqr Saqr, the government representative at the military court, had charged Army Lt. Col. Ghazwan Shaheen with "dealing with the Israeli Intelligence" (the Mossad), and providing information on ilitary and civilian sites during the latest war.
Shaheen could face the death penalty if convicted.
Reliable sources told the London-based daily: "The arrest of Colonel Shaheen came after the validation of information about collaborating with the enemy for months. The probe included careful monitoring of his movements and contacts before he was arrested."