Report: Grapel denies spy charges to Egyptian investigators

June 15, 2011 10:59


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Accused Mossad spy Ilan Grapel detained in Egypt denied all charges he was working for the Mossad and told Egyptian investigators that information that he had sent through the internet did not include sensitive information about Egypt, according to a report by Egyptian newspaper Al Masry Al Youm on Wednesday.

According to the report, Grapel told Egyptian authorities that he had sent e-mails to family and friends as reassurance during the uprising in Egypt and that information passed on did not include any secrets from Egypt. All the information could be found on the internet and was broadcast on Egyptian and Arab news channels, Grapel told investigators. He admitted to serving in the IDF for two years and three months.

In addition, Egyptian newspaper El-Ahram on Wednesday reported that Grapel "is an important element in the Israeli intelligence agency" and participated on the frontlines of "Israeli agression on Lebanon" despite denying spy allegations.

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