Report: Ouda Tarabin to be released next week (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Roi Kais Published: 04.20.12, 15:04)
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Unconfirmed Arab report says Israeli citizen held in Egypt for past
12 years to be freed in exchange for 63 Egyptian prisoners
The al-Muhit Arab website reported Thursday that Israel and Egypt
will complete a prisoner exchange deal as part of which 63 Egyptian
prisoners will be traded off in exchange for Israeli citizen Ouda
Tarabin by April 25.
The report stated that the prisoners´ relatives were promised that
the deal will go through by April 25 – the day Egypt marks as Sinai
Based on the same promise, members of the Sinai Multinational Force
recently captured by Bedouins were freed and a Central Sinai road has
been reopened. The report could not be confirmed.
Other Egyptian media outlets reported that an Israeli envoy arrived
in Egypt on Wednesday for a brief visit. During a meeting with
Egyptian officials, the parties discussed the latest developments in
the prisoners issue, including the Ouda Tarabin deal.
Egyptian media reported many times of a possible agreement for
Tarabin´s release over the past few years.
Several weeks ago, the al-Ahram newspaper reported that a high-level
Israeli delegation discussed the issue with Egyptian officials in
Tarabin has been held in Egypt on espionage charges since 2000.
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