Israel thwarts alleged Iranian attempt to recruit Israelis as spies

Yoav Zitun |
Published: 01.12.22, 16:46
Israel's domestic security agency announced Wednesday it had thwarted an attempt by Iran to recruit Jewish Israelis to serve as spies and collect intelligence.
The suspects were indicted earlier Wednesday in the Jerusalem District Court. Their names are all barred from publication under a court-issued gag order that was requested by their attorneys.
According to the Shin Bet, the suspects took photographs of strategically significant sites in Israel, including the U.S. Consulate in Tel Aviv, attempted to form relationships with politicians, provided information about security arrangements at various sites and committed other offenses — all at the direction of the Iranian operative and in exchange for thousands of dollars.