Arrest of Hizballah spy in Israel ignored by the BBC

Earlier this week the Israeli security forces announced that a man with dual Swedish – Lebanese nationality had been arrested at Ben Gurion airport in July.No news

“A Swedish national recruited by Hezbollah was arrested in Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport in July and indicted for spying for the Lebanese terror group, the Shin Bet security agency announced Sunday.

Lebanon-born Hassan Khalil Hizran, 55, was recruited by the terror group in 2009 while on a trip to Lebanon with his family. He returned to Lebanon in 2011 and 2013 for meetings with Hezbollah leaders.

Hizran was tasked with recruiting Israelis to the terror group, “with an emphasis on those with ties to Jews, or access to army personnel, the defense establishment, or government officials,” the Shin Bet said in a statement. He was also ordered to gather information about army bases and IDF targets. Hizran also conveyed information to Hezbollah about Ben Gurion Airport security.”

This news joins the growing list of stories relating to Hizballah terrorism which the BBC has not seen fit to cover.  

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