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Egypt Hangs Alleged Israel Spy

Israeli political sources say they know nothing about an Egyptian man who was reportedly hanged in Egypt on Sunday for spying on behalf of Israel.

The sources were reacting to news reports from Cairo that said the man, not identified, was among a number of Egyptians who were executed, most of them on charges of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.

According to those reports, the Egyptian was convicted of spying for Israel two years ago.

The sources said they had no information about anyone being held by the Egyptian authorities on charges of espionage for Israel.