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        12/7/2012, Kislev 23, 5773

      Israeli 'Spy' in Sudan Turns Out to be Just a Bird


      Officials in the Darfur region of Sudan were proud to tell local media that they had seized an Israeli “spy” - in the form of an eagle that the Sudanese alleged was taking photos of the area and transmitting them to Israel.

      But that eagle was no spy, said Israeli officials – it was a rare bird that the Parks and Nature Authority is keeping track of, as part of a study to ensure the safety of eagles.