Egypt refers suspected Israel spies to court

Nine suspects are accused of spying for Israel and providing it with information that harms Egypt's national security.

Egypt refers suspected Israel spies to court

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's State Security Prosecution announced on Sunday referring three Egyptians, two Israelis and four officers from Israel's military intelligence, widely known as Aman, to court.

The prosecution said two of the three Egyptian suspects would stand trial before the Higher State Security Criminal Court on Wednesday.

The rest would be tried in absentia.

The nine suspects are accused of spying for Israel and providing it with information that harms Egypt's national security.

Investigations showed that the suspects spied for Israel between December 2006 and May 2013.

Investigators said the three Egyptians – residents of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula – were assigned with collecting information about Egyptian army concentration points, the locations of security headquarters, people operating a network of underground tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, and details about the movement of fighters in Sinai.

The two Egyptian suspects held in custody had reportedly confessed to spying for Israel in return for money and presents.

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