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Head of Coptic Church in Israel Arrested; Reported Spying for Egypt

Israeli authorities have arrested Morcos el Antony, head of the Coptic Church in Israel, on charges of spying for Egypt, his native country, the Jerusalem Post reported today.

The arrest was made last week, the Post dispatch said, after Rev. el Antony, who resides in Jaffa, returned to Israel from a visit to Jordan. It is expected that the head of the Christian church will be tried in camera.