Tarek Abdel Razek Hassan, the Egyptian accused of spying for Israel, said he planned to end work with the Mossad when he made enough money to secure a future for him and his family.
In his confession before the Supreme State Security Prosecution, Hassan claimed the Mossad shackled him with debt so as to compel his continued cooperation with Israeli intelligence.
“They made me continuously spend the money so that I’d constantly require more,” he said.
Prosecutors interrogated Hassan for more than 18 hours over several days. He confessed to having received dozens of requests from Egyptians, Syrians and Lebanese nationals willing to work for a company he had advertised on the internet.
“The Mossad chose 8 of 50 applicants for tests before recruiting them as agents,” he told prosecutors.
The defendant’s lawyer Nemat al-Sayed said she can prove that her client did not receive information from any of the purported applicants. “The investigation is devoid of evidence proving the defendant's guilt,” she said.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.