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Israel officials ‘back in Cairo:’ airport source

CAIRO: Four officials from the Israeli embassy in Cairo returned to the Egyptian capital on Monday, 10 days after they were evacuated when the mission was attacked by protesters, an airport source said. "A consular official, an adviser, the security chief and his deputy arrived in Cairo this afternoon," the source said on condition of …


CAIRO: Four officials from the Israeli embassy in Cairo returned to the Egyptian capital on Monday, 10 days after they were evacuated when the mission was attacked by protesters, an airport source said.

"A consular official, an adviser, the security chief and his deputy arrived in Cairo this afternoon," the source said on condition of anonymity.

The September 9-10 attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo forced the evacuation of staff including ambassador Yitzhak Levanon.

Crowds smashed through an external security wall, tossed embassy papers from balconies and tore down the Israeli flag.

It was the worst incident since Israel set up its mission in Egypt, the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with the Jewish state in 1979.

It was also the latest episode in worsening relations between Egypt and Israel since the killing of six Egyptian policemen on their common border as Israel hunted militants after a deadly attack last month.

Three people were killed and more than 1,000 wounded, including 300 policemen, during clashes between protesters and the security forces outside the embassy.

Although Levanon left his deputy behind in Egypt, an Israeli government spokesman had said the ambassador would return to Cairo when security conditions were adequate.

 

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