A Queens man held in prison in Egypt for almost five months is back on U.S. soil.
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.
The family of Ilan Grapel was able to speak with the 27-year-old man on Sunday and said he told them he was being treated well. Meanwhile, the State Department indicated that its ability in the case was limited.