Lebanese court sentences spy for Israel to death


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Lebanese military court sentenced a man convicted of spying for Israel to death.

Amin Ibrahim al-Baba was convicted Feb. 18 of spying for Israel’s Mossad and providing the intelligence agency with information on the terrorist group Hezbollah, according to reports.

Baba was arrested in 2006 and charged with opening an Internet cafe that he allegedly used to send information to Israel.  

Dozens of accused spies for Israel have been arrested in Lebanon since April 2009. More than 20 have been formally charged with spying for Israel. At least six men have been sentenced to death on the charge since 2009.

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