The Egyptian website Al- Shorouk reported on Friday that an Israeli delegation
left Cairo on Thursday evening after discussing security in Sinai and the recent
reported Israeli air strike on a Syrian target.
According to the
Al-Masreyoon website, an Israeli delegation of four people arrived in Cairo on
Thursday on an Israeli military plane. They met with members of the Egyptian
General Intelligence Service led by intelligence chief Raafat Shehata while the
plane waited on the runway, sources reported. The talks covered the
Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the reported January 31 Israeli attack on
Syria, the sources said.
The website of Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry
al-Youm also reported about the story on Thursday, saying that the meeting was
planned to last several hours, according to unidentified
According to these sources, the meeting was to be about the
security situation in the Sinai and border smuggling issues. They were also to
discuss a possible prisoner swap, which would include Israeli citizen Andre
Pshenichnikov, who was caught crossing into Egypt in December, for a number of
Egyptian prisoners held in Israel.
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