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Saturday, November 30

‘Israel waging cyber war on Lebanon’
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A Lebanese government committee tasked with investigating Israel’s recent spying activities in Lebanon says the Tel Aviv regime has waged a ‘cyber war’ against the country.

The Committee on Assessing the Dangers of the Israeli Telecom Towers Directed Toward Lebanese Territory briefed Lebanon’s parliament in detail over the latest Israeli spying activities along the Lebanese border, the Daily Star reported on Thursday. 

According to the report, the committee told the parliament session that the Israeli regime was waging a “cyber war” on Lebanon, violating the country’s right to data privacy, safety and security. 

The committee also reported that the Tel Aviv regime had infiltrated the Internet and the telecoms networks of the Lebanese army and the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), denouncing such spying activities as acts of “aggression on Lebanon.” 

On November 7, Lebanese caretaker Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn said Beirut is investigating reports about Israel’s stationing of spying devices along the Lebanese border. He added that Lebanon will not stand idle in the face of Israeli espionage. 

The Israeli regime’s largest spying station is reportedly deployed in al-Abbad and Jal al-Alam areas, which are located near the UN-designated Blue Line. 

The Lebanese investigation committee said Tel Aviv has expanded its espionage network in 39 different locations along Lebanon’s border by setting up dozens of towers and hundreds of antennas, which overlook the Lebanese soil. 

The briefing session at Lebanon’s parliament was attended by a number of Lebanese ministers and high-ranking lawmakers as well as 27 foreign ambassadors including the representatives of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and the European Union. 

Following the briefing session, senior Hezbollah lawmaker Hassan Fadlallah, who headed the committee, referred to recent revelations about US spying on its allies and said, “We told the attending diplomats that their countries were the victims of spying and that none of them would accept such an action.” 

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