27.10.2011 29.Tischrei. 5772
High Court denies petition, green-lights Grapel release; dual US citizen to meet with Netanyahu following arrival in Israel.
Dual US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel is scheduled to fly from Cairo to Israel Thursday afternoon in exchange for 25 Egyptian prisoners, after the High Court of Justice refused two petitions against the deal late Wednesday evening.
The High Court debated the two petitions on Wednesday afternoon against the deal, but – as it did last week in the Gilad Schalit swap – denied them on the grounds that these types of exchanges are within the government’s purview. Grapel was arrested in Cairo on June 12 for allegedly spying for Israel, a charge later lowered to incitement….