Sunday, September 11, 2011

Israel pulls envoy after embassy attack

Israeli diplomats evacuated from Cairo after Egyptian commandos reportedly rescued them as protesters stormed embassy.
Dozens of Egyptian protesters entered a building containing the Israeli embassy after breaking down a wall

Israel's ambassador to Egypt and senior staff have been evacuated home after protesters broke into a building containing the country's embassy in Cairo on Friday night, adding further strain to already tense relations between the neighbours.

A plane carrying Yitzhak Levanon, the ambassador, and others landed in Israel on Saturday, Israel Radio reported, as an Israeli diplomat condemned the attack as a "serious violation" of diplomatic behaviour.

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  1. The link doesn't work.  I heard about this on the radio today.  Over 500 injured?  What happened that so many were injured!?  And the only other thing they said was that all the Israelis had arrived (somewhere -- Israel, I guess) safely.  So little information was given.  So many injured and the israelis were airlifted out, it sounds like.

  2. Thanks Ann. Link fixed. For more info on the embassy attack, more coverage here: