Alleged Lebanese spy for Israel sentenced to death


(JTA) — A Lebanese court sentenced an alleged spy for Israel to death.

Tuesday’s sentence, on charges that the man spied for Israel and the information he obtained assisted Israel during the summer 2006 Second Lebanon War, comes on the same day that a Lebanese cell phone executive was charged in a military court with spying for Israel.

Ali Mantash is the second Lebanese citizen to be sentenced to death for spying for Israel, according to Reuters. The conviction and sentencing of Mantash are part of a widescale espionage investigation that has led to the arrest of 50 people since April 2009. 

Israel has neither confirmed nor denied that the men are connected to Israel or spied for the country.

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