Algerian jailed as ‘Israeli spy


Algeria jailed a journalist on charges of spying for Israel.

A criminal court in Tizi Ouzou, a town outside Algiers, sentenced Sa’id Sahnoun to a 10-year prison term Saturday for passing the Mossad information about the Algerian military and local Islamist terrorist groups. Sahnoun works for several newspapers covering sub-Saharan Africa.

Israeli officials had no comment on the case, though one Jerusalem source said that Algeria, being low on the Jewish state’s threat list, would provide little interest to the Mossad.

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