Berri Calls for Formation of International Committee to Probe Israeli Espionage Stations

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Speaker Nabih Berri urged on Monday the International Telecommunication Union to form a committee to investigate the newly established Israeli spying stations along its border with Lebanon.

“The newly Israeli aggression is a campaign to spy on the Lebanese, the embassies and international organizations in the country,” Berri said during a meeting with caretaker Telecom Minister Nicolas Sehnaoui and the secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union Hamadoun Touré.

For his part Touré acknowledged “Lebanon's rights,” vowing to follow up the matter and take the necessary decisions in this regard.

Berri also reiterated before Touré that Israel has never paid Lebanon compensations, which were decided by the International Telecommunication Union.

Touré said that “the matter is linked to the constant Israeli struggle with the international legitimacy.”

In November a large-scale meeting was held at the parliament to brief foreign diplomats and Lebanese politicians on the recently established Israeli spying stations.

Israel recently installed spying stations along its border with Lebanon, starting from al-Naqoura passing by Khayyam all the way to Sheba, in addition to Mount Hermon (Jabal al-Sheikh).

Syria's Mount Hermon, near the border with Lebanon, is occupied by Israel.

The espionage station includes advanced equipment that enable Israel to monitor Hasbaya, Arqoub, Rashaya, the Bekaa and several areas in eastern Lebanon mountain range.

The biggest espionage station is allegedly erected in al-Abbad and Jan al-Alam areas, which are located near the U.N. demarcated Blue line.

Israel's recent installation of espionage stations along its border with Lebanon angered several politicians as the parliamentary telecommunications committee vowed in a meeting earlier this month to confront the matter.

Several media reports said that Lebanon is expected to file a complaint to the United Nations Security Council over the issue.

Comments 8
Missing phillipo 16 December 2013, 14:21

Excuse me, but how exactly can Lebanon complain about buildings being established on the Israeli side of their internationally recognised border with Lebanon.
There is no intrusion into Lebanese territory, Lebanon has yet to prove that these buildings are for espionage use, or even that any communications within Lebanon itself have been affected.
Come off it guys, when Hizballah builds hundreds of buildings for its terror use on Lebanese territory not a word is said, but when Israel builds on its own territory you complain.

Missing phillipo 16 December 2013, 18:16

Who exactly has stopped the Lebanese Government (I stress Government, not Hizballah) building right up to the Blue Line?
When the is a border between two countries who want to keep that area quiet, why do you need a "safe zone"?

Thumb cedars2 16 December 2013, 14:26

Technically its not it's territory it's Palestine.

Missing phillipo 16 December 2013, 18:12

Sorry you're wrong old chap. Check the 1949 Armistice Agreement between Lebanon and.........oh yes, Israel. There never was a Palestine involved.

Thumb cedars2 16 December 2013, 19:07

So why do we have 600,000 plus palestenian refugees with deeds and keys to their land and homes?

Thumb EagleDawn 16 December 2013, 14:37

The Israeli spying stations are nothing new. This is part of the propaganda that HA and company are waging to discredit the STL by claiming that our communication systems are vulnerable to Israeli spying.

Missing phillipo 17 December 2013, 07:25

Cedars2 - If my grandfather was born in one place, my parents and me in another, am I a refugee?
Now lets do some maths, if there are 600,000 people as you say in Lebanon they are at least 3rd generation. (In normal accounting a generation is counted to be 20-25 years) So what happened. Even assuming that there are only an average of 3 children per family, that means that the second generation was only 120,000, and the first generation 24,000.
Of these 24,000 who are at least the grandparents of todays younger generation, how many of them are still living, and how many were already married, so just how many are the actual "refugees" with the keys to their houses.
Using the same criteria what about the 800,000 Jewish refugees who also still have the keys to their houses and shops in Baghdad, Cairo, Tripoli (Libya), Damascus, Casablanca, Algiers, Tunis etc.?

Thumb cedars2 17 December 2013, 08:34

Two wrongs dont make a right. We all know how they shipped the jews to Palestine during the British and French colonization of the area and how they were trained by them and given the latest weapons by them and supported by them. The Palestenian problem has been the cancer eating at us since then. It is the root to most of our problems. They deserve to go back to their land and live in honor not be stuck in a sub standard slum causing us all kinds of problems including a devastating civil war.
Period. Noukta Al Satir.