Published on Thursday, 22 September 2011 07:10 | Written by Ed | | | Hits: 555
According to US constitution a citizen bearing allegiance to a foreign govt and fighting under its flag loses his US citizenship. But the US constituion does not seem to apply to the Chosen.
Ilan Grabel at Cairo's Tahrir square during anti-Mubarak protests.
An official Egyptian source has identified the Israeli national who reportedly carried out acts of espionage at the time of the country's popular revolution.
Egypt's Middle East News Agency (MENA) said the detained spy is one Ilan Chaim Grabel, who emigrated from the US to Israel and worked for the Mossad.
Grabel, which according to some sources is a misspelling of the correct name Grapel, joined Israel's 101 paratrooper brigade and fought in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon war where he was wounded.
Egyptian Supreme State Prosecutor Hesham Badawi ordered his arrest for a 15-day period awaiting investigations into allegedly "spying on Egypt with the aim of damaging its economic and political interests."
According to MENA Grabel arrived in Egypt shortly after the start of the January 25 uprising and has been posing as a foreign journalist covering anti-government protests in Cairo's Liberation Square, the epicenter of the revolution.
The alleged Israeli spy officer was tasked with the destabilization of Egypt and the documentation of all major developments in the post-Mubarak era.
Meanwhile, Israel's foreign ministry denied allegations that any of its spies had been arrested in Cairo, dismissing the claims as false.
"There is no such thing, no Israeli agent has been arrested in Egypt,"... "These reports are false. So far we did not receive any information from the Egyptian authorities on an Israeli citizen who has been arrested," Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Yigal Palmor was reported by the BBC as saying on Monday.
Grabel's arrest was enabled by the youths who had been approached by the suspect.
Earlier in the year, a member of Israeli General Staff Reconnaissance Unit, Sayeret Matkal, was arrested in Egypt amid massive anti-government protests.
I wonder what world media would say if it was Taliban going around burning ancient olive orchards. I guess with the Muslims busy with the ruling criminals in Syria, Libya, now was a good time to burn the trees.