It is not unusual to witness Islamists decry being victims of alleged "Zionist plots," but the paranoia might have reached epic proportions recently as one Israeli man -- accused of being a spy for Mossad -- is set to be tried in absentia for allegedly trying to sell Egyptians hair care products that would render them infertile.
Egypt’s Al-Ahram daily claims Israeli Ofir Harrari accused of spying for Israel, devised to sell Egypt hair products endangering reproductive abilities.
Israeli citizen Ofir Harrari, recently accused by Egypt of spying for Israel, was allegedly involved in a complicated scheme intended to harm Egyptian reproduction abilities, Egypt's official state paper Al-Ahram has claimed.
Harrari, accused by Egypt of being an agent of the Mossad, is set be tried in absentia on charges of "spying for a foreign country with the purpose of harming Egyptian national interest," news agency MENA reported on Sunday.
Ynet also reports that a Jordanian engineer named Ibrahim abu-Zaid has also been arrested in Egypt in connection with the alleged plot:
"According to the public prosecutor's office's investigation, 'Mossad agent Ofir Harrari' instructed Jordanian Ibrahim abu-Zaid to set up a company in Egypt which would exclusively import an Israeli hair product, for both men and women, which causes infertility. This in order to completely destroy Egyptian reproduction abilities," Al-Ahram states.
With highly advanced technologies, it seems odd to think Israel, even if she wanted to carry out such a plot, would choose such a pedestrian way of doing so.