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According to a Kan correspondent, an Israeli woman accused of spying for the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is in critical condition after attempting to commit suicide.
January of this year, Shin Bet officials announced that they had exposed a scheme to recruit Israeli women for espionage and sabotage missions from Iran.
Five Israelis were charged: four women of Jewish-Persian origin and one man recruited by agents of the Iranian intelligence agencies.
The Shin Bet also investigated nearly 20 Israelis who were in contact with the agents, but none of them were charged.
According to the materials of the investigation, the women were contacted some R Ambod Namdar, posing as a Jew living in Iran.
During the correspondence, first on Facebook and later – via WhatsApp, the women sent him photos of the US embassy, the Holon shopping center and Knesset members in exchange for money, evidence gathered reveals.
Ben-Zion Citrin, a lawyer for one of the accused spyers, said after after his client attempted suicide: "This is a terrible tragedy, she– a good woman who got into a bad story.”
“There were other people who had contact with the Iranian agent, and the Shin Bet let them go. At the same time, my client was being asked for harsh jail terms. Her cry – terrible, and I hope that today – the day they hear it,” he added.
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