Tag Archive for spy

Israel unveils $1 billion stealth MARS2 spy aircraft at Paris Air Show

Israel’s new stealth aircraft dubbed ‘Oron’, is designed for large area intelligence gathering with advanced optical capabilities, large-scale sensors, listening capabilities as well as unique, cutting-edge AI technologies.
– WATCH video clip.

Yoav Zitun, Paris


Just months before it becomes operational, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and the Israel Aerospace Industries on Wednesday presented the new Israeli stealth jet, “MARS2 ELI-3150” at the Air Show in Paris.

The new mission aircraft of the IAF is currently in the advanced stages of implementation in the Nahshon Squadron at the Nevatim Airbase and will be dubbed “Oron. It will join the two existing mission aircraft, the Haitam, and the Shavit. Continue Reading »

Hamas Claims Frogmen Killed by Mossad ‘Killer Zionist Dolphins’

REPORT: Hamas terror group claims its naval commandos were attacked by Israeli dolphin operatives off the Gaza coast; the ‘killer Zionist Dolphins’ were allegedly equipped with specialized combat gear.



Israeli security forces used a dolphin to chase Hamas frogman commandos off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the terrorist organization claimed on Monday, according to a report by Al-Quds.

During an operation that occurred at an unstated time, Hamas naval operatives were chased into the sea by a dolphin equipped with a device capable of killing the terrorist group’s frogmen, an Al-Qassam brigades naval commandos spokesperson revealed in a video. Continue Reading »

55 years after ‘Israel’s Man in Damascus’ execution, RT renews interest

Experts suggest Israeli spy Eli Cohen’s legendary status and the rumors of recent Israeli-Syrian back-channel talks of normalization may be the impetus behind this recently released video, 55 years after his public execution in Syria.
– WATCH the RT Documentary (in English)



Russian news giant RT recently released a video it says shows Eli Cohen, the famous Israeli spy, walking in a Damascus street. The video, unclear and no more than a few seconds in length, has generated headlines throughout the region, both in Arabic and in Hebrew. Experts attribute the interest to Cohen’s legendary status and recent Russian efforts to try and facilitate a normalization agreement between the two enemy countries. Continue Reading »

Hamas naval commander suspected of working for Israel extricated by IDF

Palestinian media reported on Saturday of a senior Hamas naval commander who, with the assistance of the IDF, fled Gaza with a military laptop, surveillance equipment and assorted “classified documents.”

By i24NEWS


A senior commander in the armed wing of the Gaza-based Hamas terror group fled the enclave over suspicions he was recruited as an informant by the Israeli security services, Palestinian media reported on Saturday.

‘Hamas Justice’: Terror squad prepares to implement extrajudicial verdict to 3 Palestinians found guilty of collaborating with Israel. – Photo: Twitter

The reports didn’t identify the operative, other than specifying that he served as a commander with the naval division of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. Continue Reading »

Hamas rejects military boots into Gaza, claims they’re bugged

Having examined the shoes that entered via Israel’s Kerem Shalom Crossing, Hamas claims the IDF bugged them with electronic chip in order to spy on Gaza terrorist groups.



A Fatah breakaway group in the Gaza Strip claimed its members have intercepted a shipment of military boots equipped with “secret electronic tracking chips,” that were on their way to market, according to a Palestinian news source.

The shipment of suspicious shoes that came through the Kerem Shalom crossing was sent by the breakaway group to Hamas to examine. Continue Reading »

Former cyber security official arrested for framing Lebanese actor as Israeli spy

Lebanese actor Ziad Itani, who was arrested in November for spying for Israel, fell victim to a plot hatched by the former (now, herself arrested) Lebanese cyber security official, Maj. Susan Hajj Hobeiche.

By Ynet


Lebanese actor and director Ziad Itani was arrested in November on accusations of cooperating with and spying for Israel. It is now evident that Itani fell victim to a plot hatched by Major Susan Hajj Hobeiche, the former head of the Lebanese Anti-Cybercrime and Intellectual Property Bureau who was arrested Friday.

Itani was accused of being recruited by a female Israeli intelligence agent and that the two exchanged information. Continue Reading »

Lebanon: Locals arrested for spying for Israel’s Mossad

According to the Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar, one of the three Lebanese nationals arrested confessed to working with the Mossad.



Lebanese security forces announced Friday night that they arrested three Lebanese nationals for allegedly collaborating with the Israeli Mossad.

Watching Lebanon’s border – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

A Saturday report from the Lebanese, Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Akhbar quoted security forces as saying: “The intelligence war between the Israeli and Palestinian security services of Lebanon and Hezbollah continues, as we recently arrested a cell with three Lebanese citizens operating out of the Bourj el-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp and Deir Koubel, a Lebanese village, who were recruited by the Mossad to gather intelligence on the resistance [to Israel].” Continue Reading »

Report: Lebanon arrests Iraqi suspected of spying for Israel


Since Lebanon and Israel are technically ‘at war’, over 100 people in Lebanon have been arrested since 2009 on suspicion of collaborating with the Jewish State, including Mansour Diab, a Lebanese officer who was convicted & sentenced to 20 years in prison for spying for Israel.

By The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff


Lebanon’s state-run news agency is reporting that security forces have detained an Iraqi citizen who was allegedly spying for Israel.

The National News Agency said in the Saturday report that the Iraqi citizen confessed that he was recruited by an arm of the Israeli Defense Ministry to gather information about the Lebanese army and certain personalities in Lebanon. Continue Reading »

Israel’s TV1 reports: Released Soviet archives expose Abbas as KGB agent in Syria


REPORT: According to the Mitrokhin archive which was smuggled out of the USSR, Palestinian Authority president then worked under KGB agent Mikhail Bodganov, who was at the time posted in Damascus, according to Israel’s TV1 News.

By i24news


Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas was a Soviet spy in Damascus in the 1980s, Israel’s Channel 1 News reported Wednesday evening, according to an archive smuggled out of the USSR.

Mahmud Abbas pictured in Brussels on June 22, 2016 – Photo: THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP

According to a document from the famous Mitrokhin archive, which was obtained by Israeli researchers and scholars Isabela Ginor and Gideon Remez, Abbas was code-named Krotov (mole) while he worked as a spy, the report said. Continue Reading »

Israel Worried ‘Detained’ Vulture in Lebanon May Be Executed As ‘Mossad Spy’


A captured griffon vulture by residents from the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil, suspect it to be a Mossad spy for Israel since it has an Israeli ID tag & a GPS transmitter.  

By Erez Erich, AFP


The Nature and Parks Authority said Tuesday that a vulture from one of its reserves had been captured on suspicion of espionage in neighboring Lebanon after flying across the border.

The vulture that was captured in Lebanon – Photo: bintjbeil.org

Members of the Israeli public phoned the Nature and Parks Authority to alert it to Facebook reports and pictures of a vulture with an Israeli identification ring and location transmitter captured by residents of the south Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil. Continue Reading »

Hezbollah Humiliated: Son of assassinated Hezbollah general may be Israeli mole


In potentially devastating news for Lebanon’s Shiite terrorist group, Syrian & Lebanese media outlets report that Mustafa Mughniyeh, the youngest son of assassinated operations commander Imad Mughniyeh, is being held & questioned by Hezbollah’s counterintelligence agents.

Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff


In potentially humiliating news for Hezbollah, Lebanese and Syrian news outlets reported on Tuesday that the Shiite terrorist organization’s counterintelligence apparatus was investigating whether Mustafa Mughniyeh, the youngest son of the group’s former operations commander Imad Mughniyeh, worked as a mole for the CIA and Israeli intelligence.

Jihad Moughniyah’s funeral in Beirut January 19, 2015. The son of Hezbollah’s late military leader Imad Moughniyah (also killed by Israel) – Photo: REUTERS/Aziz Tahe

Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in Damascus in 2008. Continue Reading »

WSJ reports: Obama orders NSA to spy on Netanyahu


WSJ reports that under Obama’s direction NSA’s “targeting of Israeli leaders & officials also swept up the contents of some of their private conversations with US lawmakers & American-Jewish groups.”

By i24news


Fearing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to derail the nuclear deal with Iran, the White House has authorized the National Security Agency to monitor the leader’s communications, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Obama & Netanyahu – Photo : REUTERS

The report detailing the minutiae of NSA’s snooping and once more propelling into the spotlight Washington’s mistrust of the hawkish Israeli premier could usher in a new crisis in the already tense relations between Netanyahu and President Barack Obama’s administration. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Shin Bet Nabs Hezbollah Recruiter at Ben Gurion Int’l Airport

Cleared for publication: Swedish-Lebanese citizen that was recruited by Hezbollah to enlist Palestinian Arabs to gather intelligence for them, was arrested upon entry into Israel by the Shin Bet.

By Uzi Baruch


A Swedish citizen of Lebanese descent was arrested after a joint investigation from the Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) and the Lahav 433 anti-fraud unity last month, it was cleared for publication Sunday, in light of concerns that the citizen may have been working with Hezbollah.

Pro-Hezbollah rally – Reuters

Hassan Khalil Hizran, 55, was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport upon arrival in Israel. In his interrogation, he admitted recruiting for Hezbollah and agreeing to cooperate with them. Continue Reading »

WSJ report thinks Israel spied on hotels which hosted P5+1 nuclear talks



Cybersecurity experts believe that Israel is most likely the party responsible for a wave of espionage targeting hotels used by negotiators in the P5+1-Iran nuclear talks, The Wall Street Journal is reporting on Wednesday.

Cyber hackers [illustrative] – Photo: REUTERS

According to counterhacking experts quoted by the Journal, analysts at a cybersecurity firm discovered traces of a viral software that is widely believed to have been used by Israel in the past to conduct sophisticated digital espionage.

The company, Kaspersky Lab ZAO, conducted an investigation which revealed that it had been targeted by an “improved version” of Duqu, a spyware that American officials believe has been used by Israel in the past to hack into computer systems. Continue Reading »

Israeli Arab arrested for transferring funds for Hamas agents in West Bank

Malik Khatib from Kafr Kanna was indited for transferring funds from Hamas militants in Gaza to Palestinians in the West Bank and driving illegals from Gaza to Israel.

By Hassan Shaalan & Yoav Zitun


An indictment was filed Tuesday morning in the Nazareth District Court against Malik Khatib, 31, a dentist from the village of Kafr Kanna in northern Israel on suspicion he made contact with a Hamas agent and transferred funds to Hamas in Ramallah. He was also charged with illegal transportation and fraud under the Income Tax Ordinance.

Malik Khatib in court Tuesday. – Photo: Mohammad Shinawi


At his court hearing Tuesday, Khatib said: “I have no connection to Hamas, I have no connection to any of the allegations – everything is a lie. Continue Reading »