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Israel Expels Arab Who Spied for Iran


Israel expelled to Jordan last week a West Bank Palestinian suspected of spying for Iran.

The General Security Service disclosed that it had apprehended Mohammed Rajab Salameh Mohammed, 44, who is from the village of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem.

Mohammed holds a doctorate from Beirut University and has lived in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.

Israel Radio reported that Mohammed had been jailed in Israel since November, when he returned to Beit Jala.

According to a statement from the army, Mohammed confessed that he had been recruited by Iranian intelligence a year ago by an Iranian embassy staff member in Jordan.

He confessed to having provided Iran with maps on which he had marked Israeli security installations and government offices.

Mohammed, who has Jordanian citizenship, was brought last Thursday to the Allenby Bridge crossing between the West Bank and Jordan.

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