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  7/26/2011, Tammuz 24, 5771

Exchange Infiltrators for Trabin


The lawyer for Israeli Bedouin Uda Trabin, who has been held by Egypt 11 years on suspicion of spying for Israel, said Monday that Israel should not release three Egyptian youths who were arrested after infiltrating Israel until his client is released. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, attorney Yitzchak Meltzer noted that Egypt has taken the unusual step of asking for their return as they await trial. While the parents of the youth claim they only went out to sell cigarettes to soldiers, Meltzer said it's definitely possible they were sent to gather intelligence.

In a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Meltzer reminded him of remarks from his first term as prime minister, "If they give, they will receive. If they don't give, they won't receive."