Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Relatives of Egyptian prisoners stage sit-in

EL-ARISH, (PIC)-- Relatives of Egyptian prisoners in Israeli jails have staged a sit-in in front of the Egyptian military intelligence headquarters in El-Arish in northern Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday.
The sit-in, which coincided with the Palestinian prisoner’s day and the start of a hunger strike in Israeli jails, demanded the immediate release of 60 Egyptians still held in those jails.
An Egyptian security official met with the relatives and took from them a list of names of 60 Egyptians held in Israeli jails and promised to relay their request to the concerned parties.
Israel released 25 Egyptian prisoners last year in return for the release of its spy Elan Grapel. Reports said that Cairo would release another convicted spy Oda Tarabin in return for the release of the remaining Egyptian prisoners.