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Alleged Israeli Agent Said To Be U.S. Citizen

June 13 2011


The Egyptian government says it has arrested an Israeli agent, reports the Jerusalem Post.

According to Egyptian authorities, the accused Mossad agent, Ilan Grapel, is a U.S. citizen originally from New York who served in the IDF Paratrooper's Brigade during the second Lebanon war.

On Sunday, an Egyptian judge ordered that Grapel be detained for 15 days on suspicion of "spying on Egypt with the aim of harming its economic and political interests."

The arrested man was...

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