Egypt, Israel swap prisoners

[JURIST] In exchange for Israel's release of six Egyptian students, Egypt Sunday freed Azzam Azzam, an Israeli Arab man serving a 15-year sentence for espionage. Azzam, a textile factory owner, was convicted in 1997 after police accused him of using invisible ink to transmit messages. Israel has denied he was an agent. The six Egyptian men were in Israeli custody after illegally entering Israel In August and plotting to kidnap and kill Israeli soldiers. This deal signals a possible warming of relations between the two nations. The Jerusalem Post has more.

 

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