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Alleged spy network in court

The case has cast a shadow on the citizens of Sinai, with the region’s political parties rejecting the actions of those accused, pointing out the history of those in the region who have long stood up to defend Egypt.

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Israel steps up campaign for convicted spy

By Josef Federman / AP JERUSALEM: Israel is ratcheting up calls on Washington to release convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, in a campaign that has reopened a long-running feud with its closest and most important ally. Israeli leaders say that after 27 years the former civilian intelligence analyst for the US Navy should be freed. But the …


US-Israeli man accused of spying returns to NYC

NEW YORK: An Emory University law student who was arrested months ago at a demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, accused of being an Israeli spy and locked in an Egyptian jail for the summer returned home to New York City on Saturday as part of a prisoner swap that also freed 25 Egyptians held in …


Detention of alleged Israeli spy renewed in Egypt

By AP CAIRO: Egyptian state media say authorities have extended the detention of a US-born Israeli whom Egypt is holding on allegations of spying. Ilan Grapel, 27, will spend 15 more days in detention for further investigation. Grapel was arrested in Cairo on June 12. Egypt alleges he is a Mossad agent, and pictures of …


Egypt remands Israeli spy suspect in custody

CAIRO: Egypt remanded an Israeli spy suspect in custody for 15 days on Saturday despite Israel’s insistence he was innocent of espionage, judicial sources said. Ilan Grapel, a US-Israeli joint citizen who was arrested in a Cairo hotel on June 12, is to remain in detention for the "needs of the investigation," the two sources …


Egyptian jailed for 25 years over spying for Israel

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: The Supreme State Security Court sentenced Thursday an Egyptian businessman to 25 years in prison on charges of spying for Israel. Two Israeli Mossad intelligence officers were handed down similar sentences in absentia. Official spokesman of the Egyptian Interior Ministry Fouad Allam told Daily News Egypt that if the “two Israeli fugitives …


Eye-witnesses say alleged Israeli spy ‘encouraged protests’, says report

By Noah Rayman CAIRO: Eye-witnesses told Egyptian investigators that Ilan Grapel, the alleged Israeli spy detained last week, spoke Arabic to them, prayed with them in Al-Azhar Mosque, and encouraged them to continue the protests against the government. The accounts, published Sunday in Al-Ahram, add to the ongoing saga of the American-born law student who was …


Israeli diplomats visit accused spy in Egypt

JERUSALEM: Israel says its diplomats have visited a US-born Israeli who is being held in Egypt on spying charges. Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor says the two members of Israel’s diplomatic mission to Egypt saw Ilan Grapel on Tuesday and found him to be in good shape. Palmor said on Wednesday that the embassy personnel …


Man held in Egypt not a spy: Israeli foreign minister

JERUSALEM: A US-Israeli citizen being held in Egypt on espionage charges is not a spy, Israel’s foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli military radio on Tuesday. "I can say categorically that this student, who may have behaved bizarrely and irresponsibly, has no ties with Israeli, American or even lunar intelligence services," Lieberman said. "This is …


Gag order in case of Egyptian spying for Israel

CAIRO: An Egyptian court has imposed a gag order on the trial of a local businessman accused of spying on his country, Syria and Lebanon for Israel. Tarek Hassan was arrested in August and charged with harming national interests. He is accused of coordinating with Syrian agents, mainly to gather information about the communications industry …


Trial of Egyptian accused of Mossad links delayed

CAIRO: The trial of an Egyptian trader accused of spying for Israel opened on Saturday in Cairo but was swiftly adjourned after the defence lawyer quit. Tarek Abdel Razek Hassan was arrested in August and charged with harming Egypt’s national interests. Two Israelis have been charged in absentia. The judge adjourned the trial Saturday after …


Timing of Israel spy capture politically motivated, says former MP candidate

By Abdel-Rahman Hussein CAIRO: The announcement of the capture of an Egyptian man accused of spying for Israel was politically motivated, according to a former North Sinai MP candidate. Tagammu party member Khalil Jabr Sawarkeh told Daily News Egypt, “They are arrested at one time and the arrest is announced at another time, and some are …


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