Man Jailed for Contacting Adraee, Israeli Officer on Facebook


The Military Court on Friday sentenced the defendant Mustafa D. to one year in prison on charges of communicating with Israeli army Arabic-language spokesman Avichay Adraee and an Israeli female officer, the National News Agency said.

“The convict had offered via the Facebook application to provide Adraee and the Israeli officer with security information about Lebanon, expressing his admiration of the state of Israel,” NNA said.

“His offer was however declined,” the agency added.

Israel occupied parts of Lebanon for 22 years until the year 2000, when it withdrew amid Hizbullah-led guerrilla attacks.

Lebanon and Israel are still technically at war but the border has remained relatively calm in recent years following a 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah that left around 1,200 people dead in Lebanon and caused massive destruction.

Comments 8
Thumb s.o.s 15 March 2019, 19:14

So much for Freedom of Speech!

This Mustapha is a hero. The Military court doesn't mind when Michel Aoun is immortalized on photographs shaking hands with Ariel Sharon. Everyday the so-called Iranian-controlled LAF talks to Israeli soldiers through UNFIL.

Please Naharnet provide the names of the judges in the Military Court so we can deal with them accordingly.

Thumb kanaanljdid 16 March 2019, 14:22

He is a hero because he acts for Lebanon interest, which is to stop war with Israel. Lebanese and Israelis are the closest people in the Middle East, that's why those who don't want Lebanon to be a blossoming country do everything to prevent Lebanese-Israeli normalization and peaceful relationships.

Missing greatpierro 15 March 2019, 20:58

shame on this military court; Clemenceau has once said that: "Il suffit d'ajouter «militaire» à un mot pour lui faire perdre sa signification. Ainsi la justice militaire n'est pas la justice, la musique militaire n'est pas la musique".

Admiration for Israel is an evidence when we look at all the achievements done by this country. What have got here instead. Corrupted institutions everwhere, from the justice, to military, etc...

Thumb s.o.s 15 March 2019, 22:54

Last time I checked, it takes two to tango, my point being that Lebanon is as much as war with Israel as Israel is at war with Lebanon. May I know why Israelis are allowed to speak to Lebanese but not vice and versa? We are denied Freedom of Speech because Lebanon is an oppressive country!! There's no other way to explain this witch hunt on smart and free people. We are like North Korea whilst our southern neighbors are like South Korea, advanced in every possible way.

Missing greatpierro 15 March 2019, 21:02

this guy has the liberty to communicate with whom ever. He can only be judged and jailed if it can be proven that he has caused a prejudice to his country. What is an evidence from this military court is that it does not respect the basic human rights. It is time the military court be eliminated from this country. There are no reason what so ever to keep this court in the presence of civil courts and when this country is not in a state of war.

Thumb whyaskwhy 15 March 2019, 22:06

This is Lubnanistan and its the aftermath of the great dwarf general.....

Thumb kanaanljdid 16 March 2019, 14:20

Some Lebanese still think about Lebanon as Switzerland of the Middle East, but in fact Lebanon is worst than Iran or Saudi Arabia in terms of freedom of speech ! Such a ruling (one year in prison) for talking to an Israeli on Facebook would never happen in any Arab country.

If you kill the Lebanese Prime Minister or if you support Iranian occupation, you are not in trouble at all with Lebanese justice. Lebanon is totally corrupted, but if you acknowledge so, you go to jail.

Missing phillipo 18 March 2019, 13:34

Please remember a simple fact.
Peace only comes about when you talk with your "enemy" not with your "friend".
Sentencing this person to jail can only mean that the Lebanese judiciary is in favour of keeping the country in a permanent state of war.