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Gantz’s house cleaner accused of spying said to have been in prison several times

Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, on October 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset, on October 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The lawyer of an Israeli man who worked as Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s house cleaner comments on the Shin Bet security service’s announcement that his client, Omri Goren, was recently arrested on suspicion of offering to spy for Iran.

Goren was charged earlier today with espionage.

“We were surprised by the charge,” Gal Wolf tells the Kan public broadcaster. “The Shin Bet announcement doesn’t pass the test of reality. This is a case of criminal offenses that shouldn’t be attributed to a security offense.”

According to Kan, has previously been convicted for bank robbery, home invasion and theft, and served four prison terms.

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