Egypt says it’s preparing to release Ilan Grapel in swap

21.10.2011                      23.Tischrei. 5772                       Simchat Torah


Egypt says it's preparing to release Ilan Grapel in swap

In announcement of upcoming prisoner exchange, cabinet spokesman in Cairo specifically names Israeli-American detained on spying charges.

Egypt said on Thursday it was preparing to swap US-Israeli dual national Ilan Grapel, who was detained in June on spying charges, for Egyptian prisoners held in Israel.
Grapel, 27, was arrested in Egypt on accusations he was a spy out to recruit agents and monitor events in the revolt that overthrew president Hosni Mubarak, an ally of both the United States and Israel. Grapel has not faced trial yet….