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  5/8/2013, Iyar 28, 5773

Edelstein Meets with Family of Israeli Jailed in Egypt


Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, met on Wednesday with family members and supporters of the Israeli citizen imprisoned in Egypt for the past 12 years. Edelstein said because he is a former Prisoner of Zion from the Soviet Union, he identifies deeply with the story of Ouda Tarabin, and expressed hope for a quick release. He stated that his jail sentence was unjust and disproportionate. Tarabin was arrested by Egyptian authorities for illegally entering the country. He was 19-years-old at the time.