Arrested Israeli spy was in charge of Hezbollah chief’s personal security, report says

Graffiti of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Following Tuesday’s revelation that the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah recently exposed a double agent who was working for Israel, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai reported that the arrested agent had been in charge of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s personal security.

According to Lebanese reports, the double agent, identified only by the initials M. Sh., was a businessman who was recruited by the Israeli Mossad during a trip to western Asia. The agent reportedly relayed information to Israel about Hezbollah plans to target Israelis or Jews in retribution for the assassination of former military commander Imad Mughnyieh.

Israel has never confirmed having killed Mughniyeh, who died in a car bomb blast in Syria in 2008, but Hezbollah has long accused Israel of being behind the assassination.

According to the Kuwaiti report, once the Mossad agent was exposed, Hezbollah removed several high-ranking operatives from their posts or reassigned them to less sensitive units. After handling Nasrallah’s personal security, the Israeli spy had been promoted to Hezbollah’s elite and clandestine “910” external security organization.

Posted on December 17, 2014 .