TEL AVIV (Jul. 29)
An Egyptian spy was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Israeli military court here. He confessed that he had worked for Egyptian intelligence and had served as an interpreter for Mustafa Hafez, chief of Egyptian intelligence in the Gaza strip area, who was killed recently by the explosion of a “parcel bomb in his office.
The spy, who was captured while trying to buy maps of Israel in a Ramle book shop, asked the court to sentence him to death because he could not go on living “from prison to prison,” He explained that he had been imprisoned in both Jordan and Gaza for theft before joining Egyptian intelligence.