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Ramallah Doctor Arrested by Israeli Security Forces As a Russian Spy

A Ramallah physician has been arrested by Israeli security agents as a Russian spy, it was announced today. The announcement, made by a military spokesman because the suspect was arrested on the West Bank did not identify him by name but said he worked for the KGB, the Soviet secret police.

It described him as about 30 years old and a graduate of a medical school in the Soviet Union where he was recruited by the KGB. He was said to have been active among Palestinian students in the USSR and that prior to his return to Ramallah he was given certain missions to carry out for the KGB on the West Bank. He was instructed to transmit his information via KGB channels at the Soviet Embassy in Amman, Jordan, the announcement said.