Egyptian security forces detained an Egyptian man suspected of spying for
Israel, according to a report by the state news agency on Saturday.
suspect is believed to have been recruited by the Mossad in 2011. The state
security prosecutor ordered the man to be held for 15 days pending
The Egyptian daily Al- Ahram reported that the man gave
Israel important information about Egypt. It also said that the Egyptian General
Intelligence Service monitored his movements and that he met with the Mossad in
several countries. Communication equipment was seized from the accused spy,
which he allegedly used to communicate with the Mossad.
A spokesman for
Israel’s Foreign Ministry said he was not familiar with the
Israel Radio reports that there are six other Israeli nationals
currently jailed in Egypt on charges of espionage, weapons smuggling and illegal
entry into the country. Four of them have already been given prison terms
ranging from two years to life, while two others are in detention until the
completion of their trial.
Jerusalem Post staff and Reuters contributed
to this report.