Israel has launched an investigation into whether China concealed a bugging device gifted to an Israeli minister. According to a source, Israel’s Shin Bet security service is investigating whether China hid surveillance equipment in a thermal cup given to the Israeli minister, in which “suspicious material” was found during routine inspections of the gift.
China will also send the Cup to the Ministry of Culture and Sports
The cup was sent by the Chinese embassy to the Minister of Science, Technology and Space, Orit Farkash-Hakkohen. The security agency said the incident is being investigated. The Ministry of Culture and Sports said it had received a message from the Chinese embassy saying the cup was expected to arrive on Tuesday.
Why suspect a bugging device?
The security guard got suspicious of Uphaar when the alarm went off during the security check. After further investigation, the suspect has been gifted to the Shin Bat Security Service. Following the incident, the Shin Bet contacted more government offices to find the cup, although other ministry officials said they had not received any such gift from the Chinese embassy.
Israel increased security by snatching spy equipment
Following the incident, security guards have been instructed to be extra vigilant about gifts from embassies or foreign governments. According to a report, Army Radio was the first to report the incident. According to Army Radio, these gifts could be intelligence equipment or cameras.