Israeli bird held on spying charges in Saudi Arabia 

A bird tagged at Tel Aviv University for a science study that flew into Saudi Arabia was reportedly being held for being a spy. The bird was wearing a transmitter and leg bracelet as part of a migration research project, but the tags bore the words “Tel Aviv University” and prompted suspicion. Residents and local reporters told Saudi Arabia’s Al-Weeam newspaper that the Israeli bird seemed as though it could be a “Zionist plot.” News of the bird’s arrest went viral, and people on Arab-language blogs started insisting Zionists had trained it to be a spy.

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