Amid new reports of Israeli espionage activities in Lebanon, a Hezbollah lawmaker has called on the Lebanese government to take immediate action.
Speaking at a Tuesday press conference, Hezbollah member of the Lebanese parliament Hassan Fadlallah described the presence of spies in the country’s communications sector as extremely dangerous, a Press TV correspondent reported.
The remarks came after Lebanese security forces arrested a spy who worked as a high-ranking employee in one of the country’s major mobile phone networks, Alfa.
The Lebanese Army’s intelligence service said the arrested man has been providing Israel with "sensitive information" that could harm Lebanon’s national security.
Meanwhile, Fadlallah — who heads the telecommunications and media parliamentary committee — said the activities of the detained spy had enabled the Israeli intelligence to monitor the movements and whereabouts of certain Lebanese individuals.
Commenting on the arrest, the lawmaker said it proved what the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah had previously warned regarding espionage activities carried out by Israel.
The latest development comes as Lebanon began a wave of espionage-related arrests in April 2009. Dozens of people suspected of spying for Israel have so far been detained.