Lebanon says will not ignore Israeli spying


Lebanon says it is investigating reports about the Israeli regime’s stationing of spying devices along the Lebanese border, stressing that the country will not stand ‘idle’ in the face of Israeli espionage.

“Information about the Israeli enemy setting up spying devices on the southern border is more proof of the enemy’s ongoing plan to transform Lebanon into an easy morsel while we are busy with internal disputes,” said Lebanese caretaker Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn in a statement on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri revealed that the Tel Aviv regime had installed spying stations along Lebanon’s southern border, “starting from al-Naqoura passing by Khiyam all the way to Shebaa.”

The largest station is reportedly deployed in al-Abbad and Jal al-Alam areas, which are located near the UN-designated Blue Line.

Ghosn further said that Lebanon “will not remain idle and it is following up on the spying issue on the highest levels,” adding that the Lebanese army is intensifying contacts with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) to find out about the facts.

“I call on the international community to quickly take action and stop the persistent Israeli piracy and violation of Lebanon’s land, sea and air borders,” said the Lebanese official.

The parliamentary bloc of the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, has also condemned the Israeli move.

The Israeli regime also violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis, claiming the flights serve surveillance purposes.

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