Tel Aviv District Court on Friday indicted a Major in the Israel Defense Forces reserves over espionage charges for offering information to Iran, Russia and Hamas.David Shamir, a psychiatric doctor, confessed to the charges which also stated he asked for money in return for his services.According to the indictment, Shamir, 45, was exposed to classified information during his service as an IDF reservist, including the Medical Corps' emergency plans, the manner of IDF medical teams' deployment, the situation of their command centers and programs for evacuating civilians during missile attacks.
Shamir allegedly made contact with the Iranian Foreign Ministry in April 2007, offering his services as an Israeli officer and civilian.In August 2007, Shamir reportedly sent faxes from his home in Israel to Iranian Consulates in London and Turkey, again offering his assistance to Iran. Shamir received no response and again offered his services in October 2007.The indictment states that Shamir contacted the Hamas-run Al-Azhar University in Gaza this past November and expressed his desire "to take part in the struggle."Shamir also allegedly contacted the Russian intelligence service FSB, and inquired about the recruitment process for spies, expressing his desire to serve the organization.Shamir has been charged with contacting a foreign agent and obstruction of justice.
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