Egyptian prisoners moved to border for Grapel exchange

October 27, 2011 13:17


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The 25 Egyptian prisoners to be swapped for dual US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel departed for the Taba crossing between Israel and Egypt on Thursday afternoon.

The transfer of the prisoners by the Israel Prison Service (IPS) marks the beginning of the exchange procedures. 

Grapel, held in Cairo for five months on spying charges, is set to depart Cairo by plane at 5 p.m. 

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