Lebanon charges colonel with spying for Israel
Lebanese Military Court on Wednesday charged a colonel with spying for Israeli Intelligence, state run National News Agency (NNA) reported.
Judge Sakr Sakr, government commissioner at the Military Court, charged Colonel Antoine Abou Jaoude with meeting with Israeli officers abroad from 2006 until his arrest in 2009 and with providing confidential security information about the Lebanese Shiite armed group Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army, Xinhua reported.
Judge Sakr transferred Abou Jaoude with his file to the First Military Investigation Judge.
The decision comes one day after the Lebanese military gave death penalties to two citizens after being indicted for spying for Israel.
According to the Ministry of Justice, more than 150 spies working for Israel, some of them high ranking military officials, have been arrested in Lebanon since 2009. Five people have been given death penalties so far.