French spy mistakenly texts Islamist, blows cover

The agent meant to send the information to a colleague.

By
October 15, 2017 17:34
Top secret materials

Top secret materials. (photo credit: ING IMAGE/ASAP)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

A French intelligence agent mistakenly texted information about a suspected Islamist extremist he was reportedly spying on — to the extremist himself, according to a report in The Local. 

The agent, who works for the central territorial intelligence services (SCRT), was meant to send sensitive information about the target to his colleague when he made the mistake that crippled his investigation.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


As The Local also reported, the suspected extremist in the Ile-de-France region, which includes Paris, mocked the agent in a phone call minutes after the agent's blunder, reminding him of his incompetence.

France has been on high alert amid a wave of terror attacks targeting Europe in recent years.


Related Content

Israel soccer
June 24, 2018
Israeli soccer fans harassed at World Cup in Moscow

By JTA