Thursday, June 11, 2009

oh, the sisters of esponiage, have not departed...

The Jerusalem Post is carrying an intriguing report about two elderly sisters arrested in Lebanon as they tried to leave the country.
Two sisters have been arrested at Beirut International Airport for holding Israeli passports, Hizbullah's Al-Manar television network reported Wednesday night.

According to the report, the two - Josephine Moussa, 67, and her 69-year-old sister Georgette - arrived in Lebanon several days ago, entering using Lebanese passports. They were reportedly arrested when trying to leave the country.

Georgette is said to live in Israel while Josephine is believed to reside in the US and also hold an American passport. Al Manar also said that Georgette Moussa admitted to voting in Sunday's Lebanese elections in one of the districts of Beirut. The Foreign Ministry said it was looking into the report.

After an initial investigation, a Lebanese Military Court judge ordered the two to be transferred to the Lebanese Internal Security's intelligence branch. According to the report, the judge made his decision after information in the sisters' travel documents and other papers were found to be contradictory, and after it was discovered that Georgette's Israeli passport stated that her original nationality was Jordanian.
Kind of makes one wonder who paid for their trip? Although, I sincerely doubt the sisters are spies - as they do seem quite hapless and long in the tooth for that kind of work. There is very little to match Lebanese paranoia but G-d look out for them - because they have now descended into whole new world of hell.

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