The paper reported that the investigation launched following the arrest of the two main suspects, Charbel Qazzi and Tareq Raba’a led to the home of officer Ghassan al-Jad.
One of the officer’s family members told the paper that security forces questioned residents of the village about him. Upon learning this, the officer quickly gathered his things, rushed to Beirut International airport, bought a plane ticket, and flew to Germany.
In the past month two Alfa employees convicted of gathering information for Israel were sentenced to death. Ali Mantash was convicted of providing Israel with information it used during the Second Lebanon War, and Hassan Ahmed al-Hussein was convicted of giving Israel the names, addresses and details of houses of Hezbollah officials in the southern Lebanese village of Qantara, and providing information about other targets.
A wide investigation by Lebanese authorities has led to the arrest of more than 50 people suspected of spying for Israel since April last year.
According to Thursday’s report, al-Jad has extensive experience in the filed of engineering. Security elements in Lebanon said they suspect he was one of the main operatives in the secret cell within the cellular company. The paper further reported that he was not the only suspect to flee Lebanon, and four of the company’s technicians are believed to have taken off before him.
One of the four, the paper said, is a communications technician from the Khreish family, who also left Beirut in a hurry and flew to London. His friend who drove him to the airport was arrested and taken in for questioning.
Then Marada State Minister Youssef Saadeh replied by saying that people were afraid since a long time and not after Sayyed Nasrallah’s speech. Saadeh expressed his wonder of the latest prevailed speech following agent Qazzi’s arrest which has implied that the problem didn’t lie in the agent himself but in the leaks. “I, as a Christian, didn’t feel that the fostering environment of the agents targeted the Christians. It also should be noted that Hezbollah was accused with many charges and it is its right to raise questions concerning the background for being targeted.”
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