Danish Citizen Admits to Spying for Hezbollah in Israel
Ayad al-Ashuah, a 39-year-old Lebanese-born Danish citizen who
was arrested on January 6, has admitted to being a Hezbollah operative
sent to Israel to gather information on security facilities and
recruit Israeli Arabs to join Hezbollah, HA’ARETZ reported. A
court order allowed public disclosure of the details surrounding
traveling on a train from Nahariya to Haifa, al-Ashuah, who was
born in Lebanon and immigrated to Denmark in 1986, aroused the
suspicions by videotaping out the window of the train. Put under
arrest by Israel’s security services, he told investigators that
he had joined Hezbollah in July 2004, and arrived in Israel in
December 2004 with a new passport that lacked any stamps indicating
previous travel. For the purposes of his mission, he was given
2,000 dollars from his handlers.
to his arrest, Al-Ashuah succeeded in enlisting two Israeli Arabs
to the service of Hezbollah.