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Embassy riots: Israeli envoy leaves Egypt

Mob attack on Israeli embassy in Egyptian capital leads to dramatic decision: Air Force plane returns ambassador, 80 diplomats and their family members to Israel. Six Israelis stranded in building rescued by Egyptian commando force

The United States was also involved in efforts to calm tensions in Cairo, with President Barack Obama calling on Egypt Friday to protect Israel's embassy from demonstrators in Cairo, as he spoke by telephone to Prime Minister Netanyahu, officials said. Obama expressed "great concern" over the incident and explained steps Washington was taking in response, including a call on Egypt "to honor its international obligations to safeguard the security of the Israeli Embassy."

Cairo protestor: We hit embassy worker - Mustafa al-Sayyid says stormed Israeli Embassy building in Egyptian capital along with 20 other people, reviewed documents and beat up one of workers. Security forces remove protestors from site, but fail to arrest them


Added: Sep-10-2011 Occurred On: Sep-10-2011
By: aydeo
Other Middle East
Tags: Cairo, Mob, Israeli embassy, IAF
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