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Saudi Arabia captures 'Israeli spy' vulture

Wednesday January 05, 2011 03:32:51 PM, IANS

London: A vulture tagged by Israeli scientists was "arrested" on suspicion of being a Mossad spy after the bird strayed into Saudi Arabian territory, a media report said Wednesday.

The bird was found in a rural area wearing a transmitter and a leg bracelet bearing the words 'Tel Aviv University', the Daily Mail reported citing Israeli and Saudi media reports.

Although these tags indicate that the bird was part of a long-term research project into migration patters, residents and local reporters told Saudi Arabia's Al-Weeam newspaper that the matter seemed to be a "Zionist plot".

The accusations went viral, with hundreds of posts on Arabic-language websites and forums claiming that the "Zionists" had trained these birds for espionage.

The Sinai regional governor last month suggested that a shark that killed and maimed tourists on its Red Sea port may have been released by Israeli agents to sabotage Egypt's tourist industry.

 

  

 

 

 

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