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Israeli Sailor Sentenced for Spying

July 7, 1971
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A 32-year-old Israel merchant marine seaman was sentenced today to six years in prison for spying for Egypt. The prosecution protested what it called the lenient penalty imposed on Albert Melech by the Tel Aviv District Court. and said it would appeal to a higher court. Melech was convicted of contacting Egyptian intelligence in New York and Paris and giving them details of Israeli Army depots and training.

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