Ilan Grapel back in Israel
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Grapel swap 'everyday business' between Egypt and Israel

US-Israeli citizen Ilan Grapel has arrived in Tel Aviv after being freed by Egypt as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Israel.

Mr Grapel, who was detained in June on spying charges, flew from Cairo, accompanied by Israeli officials.

The exchange saw Israel release 25 Egyptian prisoners, who crossed by land back into their home country.

The BBC's Jon Leyne said that turmoil in the region, the deal shows the two countries can still do business.

  • 27 Oct 2011