Court Convicts IDF Doctor Who Offered to Spy for Iran, Hamas, Russia

Cpt. David Shamir convicted of making contacts with a foreign agent and trying to harm national security; Faces up to 25 years in prison.

A Tel Aviv court on Wednesday convicted Israel Defense Forces psychiatrist Captain David Shamir (Res.) with making contacts with a foreign agent, espionage, and attempting to harm national security.

Sentencing has not begun, but the charges carry penalties of up to a combined 25 years in prison.

The conviction came as part of a plea bargain that reduced the severity of the charges facing Shamir.

According to the original indictment, Shamir attempted to make contact with the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Hamas officials, and the Russian intelligence service the FSB, with the intention of selling them classified information he was exposed to during his military service.

The information reportedly included Medical Corps guidelines for emergency situations, the deployment and status of the Medical Corps, and guidelines for evacuating citizens in case of a missile attack.