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Israel arrests four women for providing intelligence to Iran

Israeli forces in Jerusalem on 19 June 2021 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli forces in Jerusalem on 19 June 2021 [Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency]

Four Israeli women were arrested for providing intelligence information to an Iranian agent, Israel's domestic intelligence service Shin Bet said on Wednesday, and reported by Anadolu News Agency.

Shin Bet said in a statement that indictments were filed against the four women, but without revealing their names.

The four women are immigrant Jews from Iran, who sent photographs of several sites across Israel, including the US Embassy, upon a request by an Iranian agent, the statement said.

According to Haaretz newspaper, the women were indicted on charges of making contact with a foreign agent, which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.

The women did not name the Iranian agent, saying they had no intention of harming Israel's security, Haaretz said.

There was no comment from Iranian authorities on the report.

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