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An Egyptian court has ruled to extend the remand of alleged Mossad spy Ilan Grapel by 45 additional days, Egyptian daily Al Ahram reported on Wednesday.
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The remand was extended despite an appeal by the US embassy in Cairo that Grapel be released while the investigation was ongoing on their assurances. Egyptian prosecutors maintained that the dual US-Israeli citizen posed a flight risk and the court denied the American request, according to the report.
Grapel was arrested at his downtown Cairo hotel by Egyptian state
security officers in June on suspicion of working for Israeli
intelligence to foment sectarian strife and gather intelligence on
The Emory University Law student, and former IDF soldier, traveled to
Egypt this summer as part of his work for a charity helping African
His family, friends and the Israeli government have categorically denied he was working as a spy in Egypt.