Hizbullah Confirms Member Spied for Israel

(Washington Post) Hugh Naylor - The leader of Lebanon's Hizbullah, Hasan Nasrallah, confirmed Thursday that a spy for Israel infiltrated the group. In an interview with a local television station, he said an official who held a "sensitive" position in the organization was arrested five months ago for working with Israel's Mossad. "He was responsible for one department inside one of the security units of Hizbullah," Nasrallah said. Media reports said the mole, Mohammad Shawraba, worked as the head of Hizbullah's external-operations arm as well as the head of security for Nasrallah. Shawraba's espionage reportedly allowed Israel to foil several attempts to retaliate for the assassination of Hizbullah's top military commander, Imad Mughniyah, in 2008 in Damascus.

2015-01-16 00:00:00

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