Lebanese charged with spying for Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Lebanese were indicted on charges of spying for Israel.

The indictment, the result of a yearlong investigation and the arrest of at least 27 suspects, was handed down Wednesday. The three are charged with giving Israel information on important civil and military sites and on political officials, Reuters reported.

One of the alleged spies was indicted in absentia. The accused could face the death penalty.

Arrests in the investigation began last April 2009 and included former military officers. 

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