“I think it’s stupid of the government to arrest him and investigate. I think he’s a normal person. But maybe the government has some reason.
Mohmmed Qawasme, cameraman
“If he’s Egyptian he should not be spying on his own people, especially for an issue as sensitive as Israel. I personally am against it. We all know that Israel is a critical issue. It shouldn’t be happening. We’re supposed to be at peace. We should abide by this agreement. It hurts Egypt and Israel.
Dina Abu-Seif, student
“This is the first time I’ve heard of it. I believe it. There are many people like this. I think it [the arrest] is good for us, for our country. He is bad for our country. For sure.
Emad El Shemy, electronics salesman
“I don’t now much about it. I don’t have an opinion.
Nada Barakat, student
“I don’t think it makes a difference. These things are happening all the time. There are spies on both sides. This is the region.
Ahmed El-Hammamy and Ahmad Badreldin, students
“First, they say we’re at peace. But then there are always movies and series about the war. I am wondering if there is going to be a clash. For once, is our government going to say something to the Israelis … Or is this just going to pass like everything else?
Eman Elba, student
“Based on the reputation of the Egyptian government, I don’t know how credible they are. But maybe they have some information that’s not public. I would hope that the treatment of this man is humane.