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(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
An Israeli-Arab man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to smuggle
weapons across the Egyptian border, Egyptian security forces said on
According to the report, the suspect was found with a wooden box containing a rifle, pistols and ammunition in his possession.
Taba Border Crossing to Egypt closed to Israelis
A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, a driver for a
tourism agency, was on his way to meet another tourism worker on the
other side of the Taba Border Crossing.
The Foreign Ministry is investigating the report.On Saturday, Egyptian media revealed that Israel and Egypt are putting the “finishing touches” on a list of prisoners to
be freed in exchange for American-Israeli Ilan Grapel, though reports differed over the deal’s timing and
Al-Youm al-Sabeh newspaper reported that Yasser Reda – Cairo’s
ambassador to Israel who has been serving as an intermediary between the two
countries on the issue – provided the prisoner list to Egypt’s Foreign Ministry
Grapel, a law student from Queens, New York, has been
charged with spying, sedition and inciting Egyptians to violence during the
revolution that unseated president Hosni Mubarak.
Oren Kessler contributed to this report.