FPM MP critical of Karam investigation leaks


Free Patriotic Movement MP Ibrahim Kanaan criticized during an interview with OTV on Friday the leaks and media coverage of the investigation of retired Brigadier General Fayez Karam, asking “who is the security source responsible?”

Karam, who is a senior Free Patriotic Movement official, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of spying for Israel.

Kanaan said that the law does not permit labeling a detainee under investigation as an “agent,” adding that the matter was sensitive and should not be politically manipulated.

Karam and FPM leader General Michel Aoun went into exile in France following Aoun’s defeat by the Syrian army in 1990 and both returned to Lebanon following the withdrawal of the Syrian army from Lebanon in 2005.

Most of the leaks about Karam’s investigation are coming from the pro-Hezbollah/ Syrian media.

Hezbollah’s Al Manar reported that Karam has admitted to spying for the Mossad and unveiled that he began collaborating with Israel in the early 1990s.

The pro-Syrian newspaper As-Safir reported on Friday that the Intelligence branch of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) has been investigating Karam’s crimes since 2007.