This is really interesting news! Ziad al Humsi was arrested today by the Lebanese army intelligence forces for spying for Israel. Mr. al Humsi is a member of the Future Movement (headed by Saad al Hariri…); he heads the Future Movement’s election headquarters in the Bekaa of Lebanon, is mayor of Saadnayel and previous spokesman for the slain Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic al Hariri!! It is not Hezbollah that arrested him, it is the Lebanese army. Watch however how Israeli and Zionist-controlled media will present this item of news as though Hezbollah had themselves arrested him because he was “anti-Syrian” (oh my God!!)…. with hardly any mention of his spying activities for Israel!
– Cherifa Sirry in Egypt
Future Movement Official in Saadnayel Arrested For Spying For Israel
by Hanan Awarekeh
Lebanese security sources revealed on Saturday to Al-Manar Channel that Ziad al-Homsy, the regional media officer for the Future movement electoral campaign in Central Beqaa and Saadnayel’s deputy mayor has confessed of collaborating with the Israeli enemy after the army intelligence broke into his home and found advanced equipments there.
A huge picture of Homsy was hanged on a building in the Bekaa town, with a comment saying “The most honest of all.”
The sources added that within the spy networks arrested during the last month, there were more than one evidence that lead to Homsy’s involvement.
Saadnayel, a Future movement stronghold in Bekaa, witnessed recently tension and in some cases clashes with the neighboring town of Taalabaya. The clashes led to the killing and injuring of several people. Commentators said that the person behind these security incidents was no one but Homsy. Security sources told Al-Manar that Homsy had confessed to collaborating with the Mossad since before the 2006 war on Lebanon and that one of his missions was to collect information about the resistance. He also confessed to having received large amounts of money from his Israeli operators.
The security sources also said that investigations with Homsy centered on the nature of the information he provided Israel with, particularly that he confessed that following the dismantling of several spying networks recently he destroyed a significant number of documents.
The Lebanese army issued a statement on Saturday saying that a number of Saadnayel – Beqaa residents tried to cut off the Zahle-Chtoura main road after the Lebanese army intelligence arrested al-Homsy.
Meanwhile, informed political sources stressed that senior officials and politicians including the head of the Future Movement MP Saad Hariri contacted the Lebanese army command to acquite information regarding the circumstances that led to the arrest of Homsy. For its part the army command advised the Future Movement to call on their supporters to withdraw from the Saadnael highway which they blocked in protest at the arrest.
Security sources confirmed that the case was linked to sensitive security issues, noting that other arrests have taken place in other regions, however they were not faced with such reactions. In contrast, the sources added, the residents of those areas have shown full support for the Lebanese army responsible for protecting the country’s security.
The Army statement added that the situation calmed down soon after the citizens realized that the man was arrested as part of an investigation into a security issue.
FUTURE MOVEMENT DENIES ANY ORGANIZATIONAL ROLE FOR HOMSY
For its part, the coordination unit of the Future Movement released a statement Saturday saying that Ziad al-Homsy has no organizational role in the movement.
“Some media said that Homsy is the regional media officer for the Future movement electoral campaign. The truth is that he is the publisher of one of the local magazines, and he contacts all the electoral campaign offices in his region,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Homsy’s lawyer Khaled Hsheimi told LBC TV that the Saadnayel’s deputy mayor “is a Future Movement cadre and responsible for its electoral campaign in the region.”
The Future Movement statement urged all political forces and citizens to “support the security services that have made remarkable achievements recently.” The statement also called for not making early judgments and wait until Homsy is tried.