(April 7, 2020 / JNS) A 50-year-old Israeli man was indicted for allegedly being recruited by Iran to spy and carry out attacks on Israeli targets, the Shin Bet security service announced on Tuesday.
The man was found with encrypted communication device, according to Ynet.
The first charge against him is that he was in contact on Facebook with a Lebanese man named Khaled Yamani in 2018 and 2019. Yamani supposedly gave the Israeli the encryption device and trained him how to use it to contact his Iranian handlers, but the spy was unable to operate the device.
The Israeli man became scared that he would be discovered, and allegedly discarded the device and burned a paper that had the email information of his Iranian handler.
The second charge, according to the report, is that the Israeli traveled to Hungary in February this year and held meetings with Yamani with two men who identified themselves as Iranian intelligence agents.
The man was to look for other potential spies and pass on information about security matters and how to create polarization in Israeli society.
The Iranians transferred 5,000 Euros to the Israeli, Ynet reported.
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