Army Finds Man who Crossed from Israel in Tyre

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The Lebanese Army on Thursday announced the arrest of a man who became the subject of sensational media reports for several days after he crossed the border from Israel into Lebanon in mysterious circumstances.

“After continuous search operations by the army, a patrol from the Intelligence Directorate managed today to arrest the U.S. citizen Colin Emery after finding him hiding in one of Tyre's neighborhoods,” the army said in a statement.

“He is suspected of having entered from the occupied Palestinian territories into Lebanon on January 15, 2019,” the army added.

“He is being interrogated under the supervision of the relevant judicial authorities,” it said.

The U.S. Embassy in Beirut said in a statement: "We've seen media reports of the arrest of a U.S. citizen. We take our obligation to assist U.S. citizens abroad seriously and stand ready to provide all appropriate consular services."

It added that due to privacy considerations, "we have no further comment."

A military official told French news agency AFP that Lebanese authorities were in contact with the United Nations peacekeeping mission UNIFIL over the incident.

Recent media reports have said that the man is a “Jewish American.”

Lebanese TV networks had reported Tuesday that a man "wearing an Israeli military uniform" had entered “carrying a box” into the al-Raheb area in the Lebanese border town of Aita al-Shaab.

“When he encountered residents of the town, he threw away the box and Hebrew-language identification papers before fleeing and he is still hiding in Lebanese territory in the al-Kharzeh area while Lebanese Army intelligence agents are still searching for him,” LBCI reported.

Al-Jadeed reported that "two young men from Aita al-Shaab encountered a stranger in the town and they tried to ask him about his identity but he did not respond."

"At that point, one of them went to report him, which prompted him to flee, leaving behind some papers," al-Jadeed added.

"The papers carry Hebrew writings and one of them indicate that he is a foreigner born in 1986," the TV network said.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 12
Thumb doodle-dude 17 January 2019, 18:17

lol; he was hiding in @blablablabla's deep luv tunnel

Thumb s.o.s 17 January 2019, 18:26

I wonder what their offspring will look like!

Thumb warrior 18 January 2019, 08:47

like a typical shia thug, whatelse?

Thumb s.o.s 18 January 2019, 09:07

A monstrous centaur, hybrid of Ali and Colin.

Thumb s.o.s 18 January 2019, 08:22

so vulgar, you must be Shia I bet!

hal anta baseet?

Thumb s.o.s 18 January 2019, 12:11

Tout est bon dans le cochon, mais dans blablabla.... Nada , as the maid said about him “Mister no good”.

Thumb blablablablabla 19 January 2019, 14:17

the daeshit guy talking about vulgarity :D
That's today's joke

continue the good clown work

Thumb marcus 17 January 2019, 18:25

@ POS

Excellent comment like all your useless comments.

Thumb Spotter 17 January 2019, 19:39

One very French shia christian businessman with a beautiful secretary spotted
logged tagged and processed

Thumb Puppet 17 January 2019, 19:51

I have the utmost respect and admiration for Mrs. blablablabla because it is always relevant.

Thumb whyaskwhy 17 January 2019, 20:10

I'm guessing puberty was just last week right Blabla? Sadly many parents out there do not realize what their little Ali is up-to on his phone....

Thumb eagledawn 17 January 2019, 21:00

lol @blacacabla

The clown of the day
Like every day