ISA unveils Iranian spy network


Digital Desk, Jerusalem. The Israeli Security Agency (ISA) has said it has uncovered a suspected Iranian spy network in the country, in which five suspects have been indicted.

According to an ISA statement on Wednesday, some Israeli women were in contact through Facebook with a man claiming to be a Jewish resident of Iran, who asked these women to work for him. The statement said the Iranian men paid the women for the tasks.

The suspects were arrested after extensive surveillance and charged on charges that did not specify, Xinhua news agency reported. A senior ISA official said in a statement, “This is a serious matter in which an Iranian spy gang operating inside Israel was uncovered and killed.” The unnamed official said the ISA will continue to thwart Iran’s intelligence efforts, including monitoring its online activities.