20-06-2021 10:51 PM Jerusalem Timing

Lebanon Telecoms Minister Links Illegal Internet to Israeli Spy Networks

Lebanon Telecoms Minister Links Illegal Internet to Israeli Spy Networks

Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb vowed Wednesday to hunt down illegal internet providers, saying they were linked to ‘Israel’ and thus posed a danger to Lebanon’s national security

Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb vowed Wednesday to hunt down illegal internet providers, saying they were linked to ‘Israel’ and thus posed a danger to Lebanon’s national security.

Antennas“We will not allow the violation of the country’s sovereignty and national security," Harb said in a televised news conference, according to the Daily Star. "This is an attack on the Lebanese people’s privacy, and we will not allow these dangerous crimes to pass by without punishment."

His comments come one day after two Lebanese nationals were indicted for installing unauthorized internet networks east of Beirut.

Harb said that while investigations are still ongoing, there was no doubt that the same people who are behind these illegal internet networks were also behind the al-Barouk network, which was discovered to have satellite connections to ‘Israel’ in 2009.