Grapel, a 27-year-old law student accused of spying in Egypt, had a dramatic reunion with his family in Israel after another prisoner swap.
A law student from Queens being held as a spy in Egypt will soon be released as part of another deal involving Israel to swap prisoners. After four months of worry, Daniel Grapel’s wish is finally coming true.
On the heels of Gilad Shalit returning home after spending five years in a Hamas prison, a second Israeli prisoner swap was being negotiated on Tuesday, one that hits real close to home.
One Bronx resident said it may appear to be a lopsided trade if you think of it logically, but he said the Israelis thought with their hearts.
David A. Andelman, editor of the World Policy Journal, joins CBS 2 to discuss the impact that the prisoner swap has on the relationship between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was captured by Hamas in 2006 and now his release is expected within days. That has the Jewish community around the world, and in the Tri-State Area, overjoyed.