Hariri: Investigation details on spies must be classified
July 15, 2010
During parliament’s Thursday session, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that the details of any investigation into Israeli spies in Lebanon must stay classified in order to prevent information leaks to Tel Aviv.
“The cabinet is making efforts on the matter and will keep doing so,” Hariri said.
Hariri’s comment comes days after police made a second arrest at mobile phone company Alfa. A man identified in media reports as Tarek al-Rabaa was arrested by Army Intelligence agents on Monday for partnering with Charbel Qazzi – who also worked for Alfa – and was arrested last month for collaborating with Israel.
There were more leaks on Qazzi.
As-Safir newspaper reported on Thursday, quoting a “well-informed” security source Qazzi gave the Israelis the ability to destroy Lebanon’s telecommunications network within minutes if it so chose,
As-Safir said Qazzi had passwords to all Alfa employee accounts and passed those on to Israel. He also gave Tel Aviv the access to control and conduct surveillance on Alfa’s phone lines. If the Israelis wanted to destroy the country’s telecom structure, it could send a virus through the entire network, according to the paper.