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Israel arrests businessman who sold paragliding equipment to Iran

Israeli police arrested an Israeli businessman on charges of selling paragliding equipment with possible military use to Iran, Israel’s Channel 10 reported on Monday.

According to the channel, 65-year old Anatoly Kohan, a resident of Kochav Yair, was arrested upon his arrival from Switzerland based on intelligence suggesting that he had sold paragliders, which were produced by his own company, to Iranian sources, shipping them via the Persian Gulf.

Although paragliders are normally used for recreational purposes, security officials claim that they could also potentially be used for military activities or terrorist attacks, as they are capable of travelling several kilometres and carrying significant loads.

The channel pointed out that Cohen was transferred to Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court, where he was released on bail and placed under strict house arrest pending further investigation.

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