Report: Man holding Israeli citizenship detined in Beirut
An German who his holding an Israeli citizenship has been arrested in Lebanon, the Beirut press reported on Saturday. The reports claim that the man was arrested in connection to criminal charges but during his investigation it was found out he was holding also an Israeli citizenship.
The suspect made frequent visits to Lebanon, using his German passport. He said he was living in Ras Beirut qurter.
The German embassy in Beirut confirmed on Saturday that a man by the name of Daniel Sharon had been arrested. According to the Lebanese Al-Akhbar daily, Sharon denied allegations he was on an espionage mission.
According to reports, Lebanese police was investigating a murder of a man found dead in his home. The victim had been shot with a gun belonging to a security worker who had been his roommate. The roommate was summoned for questioning, and maintained that he had lost his gun.
The roommate also said that during the time of the murder, he had been with his German friend who lives at the Four Points Sheraton hotel in Beirut. A hotel employee told the police that Sharon had paid him a sum of money in exchange for not writing his full name on any documents.
During questioning, it emerged that Sharon is well versed regarding Lebanon and speaks good Arabic. According to reports, Sharon learned to speak Arabic in the United Arab Emirates and his teacher had been a Bahraini citizen.