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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Egypt claims to have uncovered a Mossad spy ring

From Al Masry al-Youm's daily newspaper roundup:

Al-Wafd’s front page sheds light on the first case of uncovering an Israeli spy network in Egypt since the 25 January uprising.

The opposition newspaper says that Egyptian security forces have arrested an Egyptian and two Israelis on suspicion of belonging to Israel’s Mossad Intelligence Agency.

The public prosecution is currently conducting extensive investigations, which show that the Israeli-spy ring is accused of harming Egypt’s public interest and its national economy.

The report says the prosecutor refused to reveal more details about the case to the paper until the investigation finishes.
Bloomberg adds:
Egyptian prosecutors ordered the detention for 15 days of a foreign citizen accused of spying for Israel, the state-run Al Ahram newspaper reported today without saying how it got the information.

The suspect entered the country after the Jan. 25 uprising to “collect information related to the security of the country,” the newspaper said. He confessed to spying, the paper said. Investigators are looking into the possibility of partners working with the suspect, it said. The newspaper didn’t identify the nationality of the suspect.
Egypt had announced in December that it had arrested an Egyptian who had been giving information to Israel in August, 2010.