Lebanese minister: Israel spies on Lebanon using illegal Internet networks
Lebanese telecommunications minister stated that by providing illegal internet services to Lebanese websites, Israel might spy on Lebanon’s official institutions.
Lebanese Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb has stated that Israeli companies provide illegal Internet services to governmental and military institutions, thereby enabling Israel intelligence services to spy on Lebanon.
“The source authorized to lay international communications and Internet cables is the Telecommunications Ministry on behalf of the Lebanese state,” Harb said in a press conference Tuesday.
Harb’s remarks came after a technical team in the Lebanese Telecommunications Ministry uncovered an “Israeli espionage device” Monday night near a military base in southeastern Lebanon. The team confirmed that the device was old, but it had served Israel in spying on the Lebanese army.
“Under no circumstances must the ministry give anyone a license to establish or operate international telecommunications networks. This i
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