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Egypt sentences Jordanian, Israeli for spying

Alleged 'Israeli Mossad spy' tried in absentia in Egypt together with Jordanian accused of working for Israel.

Associated Press
Published: 08.20.14, 20:02 / Israel News

Egypt's state news agency says a court has convicted a Jordanian and an Israeli of spying on Egyptian officials and security deployments.



MENA reported Wednesday that the Jordanian was sentenced to 10 years in prison, while Israeli tried in absentia had been sentence to life in prison.


MENA identified the Jordanian as Bashar Abu-Zaid, an engineer who has been detained in Egypt since 2011. Abu-Zaid was convicted of planting communication devices to spy on Egyptian officials and reporting to the Israeli spy sentenced with him.


The alleged Israeli spy, identified by MENA as Ofer Harare, would receive a new trial under Egyptian law if he's detained.


Since Egypt's 2011 revolt, a spate of cases have accused Egyptians and foreigners of spying for Israel or other countries to harm national interest.


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