Session of Lebanese-American who dealt with Israel postponed

He was detained after returning to his native Lebanon from the U.S. in September.

21 November 2019 | 23:06

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 21 November 2019 | 23:06

Lebanese Army soldiers stand guard outside a military court where an arrest warrant was issued for Lebanese-American Amer Fakhoury, who confessed he'd worked for Israel during its occupation of Lebanon for nearly two decades, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says a court session in the case of a Lebanese American accused of dealing with Israel has been postponed because of his illness.

NNA says Thursday’s session of Amer Fakhoury in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh was postponed until Dec. 5.

Lebanon and Israel have been officially at war since Israel’s creation in 1948. Fakhoury had worked as a senior warden at the Khiam Prison in southern Lebanon that was run by an Israeli-backed militia, known as the South Lebanon Army.

He was detained after returning to his native Lebanon from the U.S. in September.

Outside the courthouse in Nabatiyeh, a stronghold of the militant Hezbollah group, scores of people, including former Khiam prison detainees, gathered outside the building known as Palace of Justice.

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