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.