News Brief 10/23/2011, Tishrei 25, 5772
Report: Israel to Release 80 Prisoners for Ilan Grapel
A deal to released Ilan Grapel from Egyptian prison is in the final stages. Grapel is a dual United States - Israeli citizen who lived most of his life in the United States. He was arrested on charges of spying.
The London newspaper Al Hayat reported that Israel will release more than 80 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for Grapel.