Hezbullah has all but admitted that the general charged with exacting 'revenge' on Israel for the death of Imad Mughniyah
was an Israeli spy.
The accounts in the Lebanese and Arab news media, relying on unnamed
sources, identify the mole as Mohammad Shawraba, the man charged with
exacting revenge for Israel’s assassination of a top operative, Imad Mughniyeh, in 2008. They say Mr. Shawraba fed information to Israel that foiled five planned retaliation attempts.
Hezbollah official, Naim Qassem, who is often called upon to handle
difficult issues, made no mention of the specific allegations. In his
remarks on Al-Nour, a Hezbollah-affiliated radio station, he added that
Hezbollah, Lebanon’s most powerful militant organization and political party, was able to contain any damage from espionage.
is not the first time that Hezbollah has admitted to spies within its
ranks. But this breach, if confirmed, comes at a time when the party has
grown from a tight, exclusive cell focused on fighting Israel to a much
larger operation that has significantly expanded its mission, sending
thousands of its Shiite fighters to Syria to prevent the overthrow of
its ally, President Bashar al-Assad, by Sunni insurgents.
in turn, has angered Lebanese Sunnis, who call Hezbollah’s involvement
in Syria an abuse of the national consensus that supports the group’s
keeping an independent militia only for fighting Israel, known here as
I'm sure we have other spies in Hezbullah. Heh.
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