Israeli Ilan Grapel in Egypt

Cairo: Israeli consul meets with 'spy' Grapel

Embassy representatives visits Ilan Grapel, says he is 'doing well'. Diplomats vow to work towards his release as Egyptian daily claims he met with radicals

Israeli embassy representatives in Cairo met Tuesday with Israeli Ilan Grapel, who was arrested by Egyptian authorities over suspicions that he spied for Israel. Israel firmly denies that he served as a spy.


Grapel spoke to the embassy representatives who later told the Foreign Ministry that he was doing well.



Israeli diplomats in Cairo have spoken to the Egyptian prosecution and said that they will continue to work towards Grapel's release. The man Egypt suspects of espionage for Israel, made aliyah from the US in order to serve in the IDF and was wounded during the Second Lebanon War.


Earlier Tuesday, Egyptian daily Al Masri al-Yom wrote that Grapel had met with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical factions in Egypt.


Israel continues to deny any involvement. Foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman said that "this is a mistake or strange behavior on the part of the Egyptians."


Boaz Fyler contributed to this report



פרסום ראשון: 06.14.11, 18:33
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