MK Hasson: Ilan Grapel treated fairly in Egyptian prison

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October 25, 2011 16:27

 
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MK Yisrael Hasson (Kadima) recounted on Tuesday his visit with New Yorker Ilan Grapel, 27, a dual Israeli-US citizen, in the Egyptian prison where he has been kept on espionage charges since June 12.

Shortly before Egypt agreed on Monday to release Grapel, Hasson, who was involved in the negotiations, and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's special envoy Yitzhak Molcho, talked to the Israeli prisoner.

"We met Grapel when it was clear to us that we were about to close the deal," Hasson, formerly a senior Shin Bet officer, explained. "It was a very emotional meeting, and he was not aware of the negotiations, even though they were revealed to the press."

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