Lebanon: Israel swamps phones, charges Nasrallah with Badreddine murder

Lebanon’s telecommunications agency, OGERO, said Saturday that Israel may have been responsible for the suspicious telephone calls thousands of citizens had received during Hassan Nasrallah’s memorial speech Thursday for Mustafa Badreddine, commander of Hizballah troops in Syria, who was assassinated a year ago in Damascus. While he was speaking, around 10,000 phones rang in different parts of Lebanon, OGERO reported. Planted there was a record stating “Hizballah's leader Nasrallah was responsible for Badreddine’s assassination.”

The Beirut agency reported that the phone network was hacked by a very advanced method from outside the country. Investigations revealed that they 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, said the state-owned OGERO. “We believe that the Israeli enemy is being these suspicious calls,”  DEBKAfile: Israel’s Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkott reported in April that Hizballah had itself been responsible for the assassination of which Nasrallah accused Israel.

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