Anonymous asked in TravelAfrica & Middle EastIsrael · 7 years ago

Is Israel using animals to spy on other countries?

Turkish authorities believe they have found a bird used by Israel for espionage purposes, the country’s media reported.

According to reports, a Turkish farmer found the already dead bird, commonly known as the European Bee-Eater, with markings indicating it came from Israel.

The bird’s left nostril was reportedly three times the size of its right nostril, leading Turkish officials to believe the Israel had implanted the animal with a surveillance device in its beak.

Furthermore, in January of 2011, Saudi Arabian security forces detained a vulture carrying a global positioning satellite (GPS) transmitter and a ring etched with the words "Tel Aviv University." Officials exclaimed that the creature was part of a "Zionist espionage plot."

Source: Arutz Sheva -


16 Answers

  • Shay p
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    All the time, we sure do..

    Birds (as well as other animals) are often tagged with GPS tracking devices or identification bands to record their movements for animal migration tracking and similar reasons.

    The latest “Israeli animal spy”, a stork that was detained by Egyptian police last week on suspicion of spying, has been killed and eaten, The Guardian reports.

    In May 2012, a dead European Bee-eater with an Israeli leg-band, used by naturalists to track migratory birds, was found by villagers near the south-eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep. The villagers worried that the bird may have carried a micro-chip from Israeli intelligence to spy on the area and alerted local officials.

    In December 2012, a Sudanese newspaper reported that the Sudan government had captured a vulture, in the town of Kereinek, which they said was an Israeli spy bird and was tagged in Hebrew and equipped with electronic devices.

    In 2011, a griffon vulture was caught by a hunter near Ha'il, Saudi Arabia wearing a GPS device and a "Tel Aviv University" leg tag. Rumors spread among locals, repeated in some Saudi newspapers, that the bird was sent by Israel to spy on the country.

    In 2013, a Kestrel carrying an Israeli foot band was discovered by villagers in the Elazığ Province, Turkey. Initially, medical personnel at Firat University identified the bird as an "Israeli Spy" in their registration documents.

  • 7 years ago

    The animals were tagged by Tel Aviv university because the natural sciences department was tracking the bird's migrations as part of the research carried out there.

    It wasn't for spying. If the bird was really being used by the Israeli Mossad then they wouldn't have been so stupid to tag it to indicate it came from Israel. It was Tel Aviv university. Anyone who says otherwise is antisemitic and an idiot.

    At least Israel tries to develop our understanding of the world around us, while the neighboring Arab countries seem more concerned with useless interpretations of the Quran.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Many are worried about that but.... in reality, their "proofs" seem awfully ridiculous.

    Having TAU on the bracelet should really clue many in on what is happening - they're tracking bird migrations because people study that academically. Not for warfare or espionage, per say, but for understanding a bit more of our world. Israel is also a land bridge between Europe, Asia, and Africa, so birds fly over it in GREAT numbers, so ornithologists really love Israel since many stop to rest there and they can tag some.

    It's just paranoia and propaganda. Remember, that squirrel that's watching you is a Mossad agent!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Not only does Israel use animals to spy on other countries, a couple of years ago Mossad actually trained a shark to attack swimmers in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheikh, in the hope of destabilizing the entire economy of Egypt by frightening tourists. The plan is working...

    And don't even get me started on the Zionist killer squirrels...

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  • 7 years ago

    Sigh- they find a dead bird with one nostril larger than the other and its an Israeli spy? The saddest part is that there are people gullible enough to believe rubbish like that. Its a common target for oppressive regimes to try and create an external threat to get people to worry about the non-existent threat rather than the government oppressing them. George Orwell demonstrated this beautifully in "1984".

  • 7 years ago

    If people are smart enough to equip animals with GPS device for intelligence purposes, they are definitely smart enough not to put there "Tel Aviv University" or other Israel-related markings. Don't believe news too much, especially if it doesn't make sense

  • diego
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    yes, and time ago an egypt minister declared that Israel sent sharks to sinai coast to damage the tourism in egypt.

    Can you see the pattern here ? it is called "to be paranoic". lot of muslims all around Israel are definitively paranoid about Israel, mostly when their societies teach them that Israel is the cause of ALL their problems.... included headaches, contamination, the high cost of cucumbers and others.

  • S B
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Not only to spy, but also to attack!

    It always amuses me that the more Arabs try to demonize us, the more powerful they make us look. I mean, they say we control the entire world from the shadows, that we own all the money in the world, and now we're also communicating with animals! What's next, are we controlling the weather, too?

  • Sal J
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    See I thought you were referring to the bird incident in Lebanon.

    Google: Hezbollah claims to have captured Israeli spy-bird

    And there was the stork incident in Egypt. Poor bird :( RIP

    Google: 'Spy' stork becomes dinner in Egypt

  • 7 years ago

    You know what, let em believe it.

    If our supposed educated, intelligent pro pal friends think this is real, then let them think it.

    Let them give credit to the Israelis for being smarter than them.

    And like Steve said.. .dont forget the sharks that the Israelis trained which could differentiate between Israelis and Arabs in the water and only attack arabs. ( i wonder how they could tell the difference. Swimsuit? Smell?Taste?Hairdo?..... see what i mean,just another ludicrous load of you know what that arabs believe).

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