I do have to admit that Gilad Shalit is an easier sell. This kid was a dope, but does he deserve this? He's like those two American retards that thought they would go hiking between Iran and Iraq. We've all done stupid shit. No one deserves what happened to Grapel.
Neither Israel nor the US seems to care much about Ilan Grapel. The
US has not been putting pressure on Egypt to release the accused
Israeli spy, Ilan Grapel, Egyptian semi-official Al-Ahram quoted an
"Egyptian security official" as saying on Tuesday. On Monday, Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm said that the US had
threatened to reduce aid to Egypt unless Cairo released the alleged
Israeli spy, a dual US-Israeli citizen who was arrested in Egypt in June
on charges of espionage for the Mossad. Al-Ahram also said that Cairo and Jerusalem never discussed formulating a
prisoner-swap deal for securing Grapel's release, which the report
claimed would involve freeing a number of Egyptian Beduin from Sinai
serving "long sentences in Israeli prisons." According to the source Cairo informed both Washington and Jerusalem that "Grapel is in the hands of the Egyptian judiciary." Carl says, "Something tells me he's not a spy - or not a very valuable one. He's just a foolish kid."