5 thoughts on “Hassan Jaja, Shin Bet’s All-Purpose ‘Hezbollah Spy’ – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I’ts definitely the same man. His family name in Arabic is written the same as the Christian Lebanese politician Samir Geagea:

  2. Ja’ja’ (rendering both ‘ayns) is a better transcription; but yes, Miki is right.
    And Richard, keep up the good work.

  3. In fact, according to the site to which Richard links, Jamal Juma’a was released on January 12, 2010. It should be noted that he was released despite being tried in a military court in the West Bank — a court of a kind that is often prone to swallow the allegations of the military prosecution and rubber-stamp their indictments. Apparently contacts with Hasan Ja’ja’ were not enough even for a court like this. Therefore, I doubt that anyone in his senses would press the same allegations against Makhoul and Sa’id, who will have to be tried in a civilian court in Israel. Thus, I think that one has to accout for the possibility that the leak of Ja’ja’s name as the contact person of Makhoul and Sa’id is a king of false flag thrown up by the Shabak to distract the public opinion from whatever else they may have against the two. Manipulating the press (and the blogosphere) isn’t difficult when you hold all the evidence or when you are the one who defines what evidence is.
    I’m not sure this is what’s happening. But it’s a possibility one has to be aware of.

    1. Rechavia (who is covering this story at his Hebrew site) & I are aware of this. Pointedly, the Haaretz story noted that there were other “forbidden contacts” Makhoul & Said are alleged to have had. So Geagea may be a bit of meat they’re throwing our way to distract us. But who can they bring out? A Hezbollah version of the Green Prince?? Nasrallah’s cousin? It just doesn’t seem plausible. Plus, I don’t think these guys have that level of sophisitication in these types of investigations. Their MO is more pull out all the stops, hit ’em w. all ya got…I don’t see much ability for subtlety.

      But who knows, maybe they’ll surprise us.

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