FPM official arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel


Lebanon’s Police Intelligence Bureau arrested on Wednesday Retired Col. Fayez Karam, a senior official of the Free Patriotic Movement, on suspicion of spying for Israel.

Karam, 62, graduated from the military school in 1972 as lieutenant. He held several leadership positions in the army, including head of the counter-terror and spying bureau.

He remained in his post until the Israeli invasion of the defense ministry and his imprisonment in Mazze for five months.

Karam quit the military after FPM leader Michel Aoun went into exile in France. He returned with Aoun to Lebanon in 2005 when Syria withdrew its troops after a 29-year hegemony.

More than 70 people have been arrested on suspicion of spying for the Israeli Mossad since April 2009, when the government launched a nationwide crackdown on alleged rings.

According to observers his arrest must be very embarrassing for General Aoun who is closely allied with Hezbollah , whose leader has been calling for the execution of all Israeli spies. Naharnet, Ya Libnan



7 responses to “FPM official arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel”

  1. Jurn El Kibbeh Avatar
    Jurn El Kibbeh

    “He remained in his post until the Israeli invasion of the defense ministry and his imprisonment in Mazze for five months.”

    FPM’s desire to change history aside, that should read SYRIAN invasion of the defense ministry.

  2. Let us not go too far with embarrassment, it is not the first time nor will it be the last. As far as I am concerned, it is not far fetched that aoun may be an implant to spy on h/a and the syrian, God who knows!! these days with so much flip-flopping, allegiance changes, politicians wavering on their promises and loyalties to their constituents and the country anything is possible.

  3. Aoun sold him out at the invasion and now,he paid Aoun for it.But I wonder how many of them are out there…. its all about MONEY their country is the least of their worries…. what about the spies for Syria, Iran, USA, France, Lybia, Saudi Arabia Qatar etc. etc. etc. by the time you’re finished, every politician and high ranking officers works for one of these countries….. POOR LEBANON AND the LEBANESE people….. who spies for them and who works to protect them?????????

  4. tony ali Avatar

    regardless who hes allied with – as much as i hate as i hate aoun, if this man is a spy, why should it embarass aoun. hes the spy, not aoun.

    executions thugh i totally disagree with such practices if this tribal planet needs to do them, all should go and none should be exempt. again, i am against executions.


  6. He should be fried and fed to the ducks.

    za3za3 (or ja3ja3) should be next

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