Newspapers reported last month that a shark that killed and maimed tourists on its Red Sea port may have been intentionally released by Israeli agents in order to sabotage the Egypt's tourist industry.
Now a vulture that strayed into Saudi Arabian territory has now been “arrested” on suspicion of being a Mossad spy.
The bird was found in a rural area of the country wearing a transmitter and a leg bracelet bearing the words "Tel Aviv University", according to the reports.
Although these tags indicate that the bird was part of a long-term research project into migration patterns, residents and local reporters told Saudi Arabia's Al-Weeam newspaper that the matter seemed to be a "Zionist plot."
And as usual, the accusations spread through the Arab media like wildfire claiming that the "Zionists" had trained these birds for espionage.
As Melanie Phillips, the British journalist has said and written recently, “what is striking is the extent to which a patently false and in many cases demonstrably absurd account has been absorbed uncritically and assumed to be true.”