As part of the deal to release the Israeli citizen UDI Tarabeen from an Egyptian prison, the Israeli government declined from 2% of income from production in the industrial zone owned by Egypt, Israel and the USA. About it on Sunday morning, December 13, reported the radio station «Sieves Beth».
We are talking about an industrial area in Egypt, established under the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel. According to the agreement signed in 2004, Israel receives 10% of the income from production in the industrial zone, the products of which are transported in the U.S. without paying customs taxes.
Israel’s refusal from 2% of revenues it was at a time when the head of the Israeli government was Ehud Olmert, then however the Treaty was not officially signed. It is due to fluctuations in Israel for the signing of this transaction, according to «Sieves Beth», UDI Tarabin was released from an Egyptian prison not 3 December as was planned earlier, and only a week later.
«Sieves Beth» reports that 2% of revenue from production in the industrial zone are annually millions of shekels.
Earlier it was reported that Israel was exchanged for Tarabeen six Egyptians who are serving in Israeli jails, punishment for criminal offences. Two of them, the terms of imprisonment which had expired, were released on 10 December. Four more will be released next Monday, December 14, unless there are legal obstacles to their release.
Israeli Bedouin UDA Tarabin was in an Egyptian prison in 1999, when he was 19 years old. He was found guilty of spying for Israel and sentenced to fifteen years in prison.
Earlier it was reported that the sentence was handed down in absentia, and Tarabeen was arrested at the next border crossing. In another version of the Tarabeen, was arrested when he was herding camels and accidentally wandered into Egyptian territory in search of an animal that has strayed from the herd.