Israel says it had arrested an Israeli soldier for allegedly spying for Hezbollah

June 30, 2010
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Israel on Wednesday said it had arrested an Israeli soldier for allegedly spying for Hezbollah.

The soldier, a resident of northern Israel, is suspected of having taken part in a gang that smuggled drugs from Lebanon and transferred sensitive military information on Israeli security to a Hezbollah-linked figure, Haaretz reported.

The military police arrested the suspect several weeks ago, but was brought before a judge for another extension of his remand on Wednesday at the military court in Haifa.

Five additional suspects, arrested in connection with the case, had their remands extended on Wednesday, the daily said.

A senior military police official said after the arrests that “the suspect was aware of the fact that the information he was passing along would be used by Hezbollah to harm the security of the state.”

The attorneys representing the civilians arrested in the case said that their clients vehemently deny the charges against them. They said, furthermore, that the case has been blown out of proportion and that their clients were arrested only based on the testimony of the main suspect.

 

         

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