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Jewish Israeli woman accused of spying for Iran attempts suicide

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A Jewish Israeli woman arrested for spying for Iran in December attempted to commit suicide at her home in Holon on Thursday, Hebrew media reported.

Paramedics arrived at her home and found that she had tried to overdose on pills, and was taken to an unnamed hospital in critical condition, according to the reports.

The Shin Bet security service said in January that they had arrested five Jewish Israelis accused of assisting an Iranian operative, Rambod Namdar, who often pretended to be a Jewish man, in gathering intelligence and making connections in Israel.

Two of the suspects include the woman from Holon and her husband, whose names are barred from publication. According to the Shin Bet, the wife, who worked as a presenter at a radio station, was in contact with Namdar and passed along photos of government offices over the course of several years.

Her husband was accused by the Shin Bet of being aware of the connection, speaking with the Iranian operative himself, as well as transporting her to the US Consulate to photograph it.

The two were charged with contacting a foreign agent, transferring information that could be of........

© The Times of Israel

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