News Brief 7/19/2011, Tammuz 17, 5771
Egypt: Grapel's Remand Extended
An Egyptian court extended the remand of American-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel on Tuesday. Grapel was arrested six weeks ago; his remand was extended for an additional 15 days.
Egypt has accused Grapel of spying on behalf of Israel, a charge doubted by many in Egypt
as well as by those who know him
Grapel met Friday
with a United States Embassy representative.