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Monday, June 13, 2011

Egypt claims to be holding 'Mossad agent'

Egypt is holding a man it claims is a 'Mossad spy' on suspicion of spying and of trying to recruit Egyptian youths to act against the authorities after President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow.
MENA said the man worked for the Mossad. It named him using Arabic script, but it was difficult to transliterate it accurately in Latin script.

Detention orders of 15 days are often renewed in Egypt if further questioning is deemed necessary.

One judiciary source said the man had been active in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the revolt against Mubarak, after the former president stepped down.

"He was there on a daily basis inciting youths towards sectarian strife. He was distributing money to some of them," the source said, adding he had been encouraging some youths to clash with the army. He said youths reported the man's actions.

Officials at Egypt's Foreign Ministry could not be reached for comment.

Israel's Foreign Ministry said it was not aware of the case.
In a later report, Israel Radio gave the man's name as 'Ilan Chaim Grafel,' and said that pictures that allegedly came from his laptop and were shown on Egyptian television, and showed Green in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian uprising, posing near the Pyramids in a Keffiyeh, and posing in uniform with 'other' IDF soldiers.

On Friday, Egypt quietly resumed natural gas shipments to Israel.


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