Ilan Grapel, the man Egypt arrested for alleged espionage, met with a number of journalists and intellectuals in cafes in central Cairo prior to his arrest, Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm
He reportedly had bought an Egyptian flag, and joined protesters in Cairo's central Tahrir Square, the site of heavy protests that led to the ouster of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Al-Masry Al-Youm
said. The man Egypt alleged is an Israeli spy was reportedly contacted by the Mossad upon entry into Egypt to collect information on the Muslim Brotherhood, Coptic Christians, and the Supreme Council of armed youth in the in the so-called January 25 revolution
Grapel allegedly asked protesters directly what they sought to achieve in the protests, and incited them against the Egyptian military council.