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Lebanon’s judiciary on Wednesday requested Interpol’s help in arresting alleged Israeli spy, retired Lebanese army Brig. Gen. Ghassan Jirjis al-Jidd.

The request was made by Attorney General Saeed Mirza after Military Magistrate Nabil Wehbe issued an arrest warrant against al-Jidd on charges of collaboration with the Israeli Mossad.

Al-Akhbar newspaper journalist Hasan Ellaiq wrote last August that al-Jidd was left at large for three years despite the fact that he was suspected to be an Israeli spy, adding that an investigation should be made in order to identify “why and how he escaped.”

“We have evidence that Ghassan al-Jidd, was present at the Rafik Hariri crime scene. We presented the evidence to the Lebanese authorities, but Jedd escaped from Lebanon before he was caught.” Hezbollah leader said in his Aug 9 speech in which he accused Israel of killing Lebanon’s former PM Rafik Hariri on Feb 14, 2005

According to Hezbollah’s Al Manar TV al-Jidd was born in 1940 and became an Israeli spy in the early 1990s, before he escaped from Lebanon in 2009. Al Manar claimed that in March 2004, Israeli officers entered Lebanon through the sea and were hosted by al-Jidd for 50 hours in a location in Mount Lebanon.

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