Lebanese security forces arrested an American yeshivah bochur in Beirut last week after discovering he had recently been in Israel.
According to a report by Israel’s Kan News, he was released less than 48 hours later after senior US officials, including members of Congress, intervened to bring about his release.
The man, in his 20s, was learning in a known yeshivah in Jerusalem until recently. He traveled to Lebanon via Cyprus and reportedly had plans to continue his travels from Beirut to the Kurdish region of Iraq.
He was arrested after he checked in to his hotel in Beirut, where it was discovered that he made the reservation from Israel. Additionally, his passport had an Israeli stamp. The Lebanese authorities initially suspected he was a spy for Israel.
According to the report, the matter was dealt with quietly and wasn’t published in the Lebanese media due to pressure from the senior US officials who worked to secure his release.
After the man was released, he flew to the United Arab Emirates. Kan News offered to interview the man about the incident but he refused the offer.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)
Not worth interviewing a nutcase, nor quite likely a self hating jew
Thank G-d he was released. Perhaps he will not take such idiotic risks in the future.
“The man, in his 20s, was learning in a known yeshivah in Jerusalem until recently. He traveled to Lebanon via Cyprus and reportedly had plans to continue his travels from Beirut to the Kurdish region of Iraq.”
Huh? What? Something is very wrong with this picture.
What in the world was he doing in Lebanon? I wonder if he is a planted spy from Lebanon, and the Lebanese arrested him for show, to affirm his identity as an Israeli. This is very strange.
maybe he was affiliated with lev tahor as they are trying to relocate to kurdish areas
Is he an ISIS recruit?
Very very strange . I’m sure there’s more to it.
Shloime Zionce is setting a bad example for our buchrim.
Not stam a Meshugener, A creative Meshugener
It was me. I was just trying to find my left earpod
It fell out of my pocket on the plane…
crazy yes , but what did he do that is illegal
He entered Lebanon and his passport had an Israeli stamp. Lebanon has a problem with that.
With less than a week before Yom Hadin, I’m blown away how some of you guys have no qualms slamming another jew without knowing the slightest bit of inside info as to why he did this
SHAME ON YOU!
Thanks for getting me to laugh 😂