Lebanon’s telecommunications agency, OGERO, said Israel may have been responsible for the suspicious telephone calls thousands of citizens had received during the Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s latest anti-Israel speech on Thursday. “Several citizens in various regions (around 10,000 telephone numbers) received suspicious calls through a very advanced method to hack the telephone network from outside the country,” the statement said. Investigations revealed that these calls came from France, Italy, Syria, Iraq and other countries. The incoming telephone number was manipulated to appear as it if was being made from a Lebanese landline.
“We believe that the Israeli enemy is being these suspicious calls and such an incident had occurred during the 2006 Israeli aggression,” added the state-owned OGERO. “The Ministry of Telecommunications and OGERO will continue to investigate the issue until all details are uncovered.