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Greek Merchant Arrested in Israel on Suspicion of Espionage

A Greek merchant who made a large number of visits to Israel without apparent business here was arrested this week-end on suspicion of espionage for Egypt. He was found to be in possession of material whose publication would have an adverse effect on Israel’s security.

The merchant a Greek national who served with the Allied forces in this country during World War II. aroused the authorities’ suspicion because of frequent visits during which he transacted no business. As a result of his wartime service he was quite familiar with various parts of Israel.