Israeli Minister Visits Spy in Egyptian Jail, Proposes Meeting to End Violence
During his visit to Egypt Thursday, Israeli Minister Without Portfolio Danny Naveh visited Azzam Azzam, the Israeli citizen sentenced in 1997 to 15 years jail for spying for Israel, reported Haaretz.
Azzam asked Naveh to help improve his prison conditions. He asked for a refrigerator in his cell, as well as a bed, more visits and more exercise time outside the cell. "The only thing they give me is air to breathe," Azzam told Naveh.
Naveh is the first minister to visit Azzam since his arrest. He promised that Israel would work tirelessly for his release, said the paper.
Naveh also met with Osama El Baz, political advisor to President Hosni Mubarak, and explained Israel's position regarding the Mitchell Commission report on the violence in the territories, it added.
Ashar Alawsat, a London-based Arabic daily, said that during the meeting between Baz and Naveh, the Egyptian official said that the release of Azzam would be considered if an agreement was reached to end the violence between Israel and the Palestinians.
For his part, Naveh proposed a four-party meeting to include Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinians – Albawaba.com
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