Jerusalem: Egyptian security forces have uncovered an Israeli spy network operating in northern Sinai, a report has said.
According to Egyptian newspaper Al- Akhbar, the spy ring was discovered after the arrest of the principal suspect, an Egyptian resident of Rafah who gave a statement to police implicating an additional eight operatives.
Egyptian authorities had been alerted about the principle suspect`s activities four months before he was detained.
The security forces claim that during the long period of surveillance the principle suspect often traveled between Rafah and Cairo , the Jerusalem Post reports.
After his arrest, the suspect confessed that he had transferred military information at the Mossad`s request, the report said.
He also said that he had used a cellular phone from the Israeli company Orange to stay in contact with his handlers, it added.