A Swedish citizen who was arrested in Israel in July, is accused of having spied for the Lebanese Hezbollah militia.
The 55-year-old man, who is living in Malmo, was arrested at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv on July 21.
The Israeli security service Shin Bet claims that man has admitted having worked for Hezbollah. He have had the task of collecting information on Israeli military installations that in a future war could become targets of attacks by the militia.
According to a statement from the security services, about information that the Swedish citizen has given, there is "evidence that Hezbollah is now planning another major war against Israel."
According to the Jerusalem Post, the man stated that he was recruited by the Lebanese terrorist group when he visited Lebanon with his family in 2009.
In 2011 and 2013 the man again visited Lebanon, and meet with the organization. According to Shin Bet, he then received over $3,000 for his mission.
The Swedish foreign ministry told the news agency TT that as of now it can not provide any information on the case.
This case clearly shows what Swedish citizenship and a Swedish passport can accomplish when given to terrorists. Swedes are usually seen as no threat when traveling.
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