Monday, October 15, 2012

A Major Defection In Hezbollah

Supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah wave Hezbollah flags as a poster depicting their leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is held in the background during a rally in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil. Southern Lebanon where Hezbollah’s CFO, Hassan Fahs, hails from is considered to be the group’s base. (Reuters)

Hezbollah’s CFO Flees To Israel Carrying Stolen Money, Classified Documents -- Al Arabiya

Hezbollah’s CFO has fled to Israel taking with him large sum of stolen money, classified documents and maps, local news media reported on Friday.

The news website, Now Lebanon, cited Hezbollah officials saying that the 29-year old telecommunication engineer, Hussein Fahs, has crossed to Israel carrying with him $5 million in embezzled money from the group. Fahs is also head of Hezbollah’s operational communications network.

In September, Fahs, who is native of southern Lebanon, was arrested along with other four Hezbollah members over the suspicion of embezzling the group’s funds and collaborating with Israel, Yoni Alpert’s Terror Watch reported.

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My Comment: The denials are coming in.

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