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Egypt says Israeli spy arrested

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posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 08:09 PM

Egypt's official MENA news agency says authorities have arrested an Israeli national on charges of working for the Israeli spy agency, Mossad.

Judge Hesham Badawi of the supreme state security prosecution ordered the man's detention for 15 days pending investigations into alleged "spying on Egypt with the aim of damaging its economic and political interests", MENA said on Sunday.

MENA named the suspect as Ilan Chaim Grabel and said he was arrested at his hotel in central Cairo.

Egyptian state television said the "Mossad officer" had arrived in Egypt shortly after the start of the January 25 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the country's long-time president, seeking to "incite chaos and sectarian strife".

Egypt's intelligence services had suspected the man - "who was posing as a foreign correspondent" covering anti-government protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square [Liberation] Square - of spying, and monitored his movements and phone calls before his arrest, MENA said.

Since Mubarak has relinquished power, it seems tensions between Egypt and Israel have gradually been raised. Egypt has eased restrictions on the border with Gaza. These incidents may be regarded as superficial, designed only to appear as if Egypt is alligned with the Arab world to it's people and the people of the Middle East.

Wether this Israeli foreign corespondent covering the anti-Government protests was really a Mossad agent is unclear, however one would think that Egypt would provide valid evidence before arresting an Israeli national, as Egypt has experienced close relations with Israel for decades.

posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 08:11 PM
already posted

posted on Jun, 12 2011 @ 08:17 PM
I wonder if he was Reptilian.

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