Sep 10, 2011

it's time to go

Israel embassy in EgyptIsrael flew its ambassador home from Cairo on Saturday after protesters stormed its embassy building, plunging Egypt's military rulers into their worst diplomatic crisis since they took over from Hosni Mubarak.
Egyptian protesters stormed the Israeli embassy premises in Cairo after Friday prayers to call for the expulsion of Israel's ambassador. They tore down the flag from the building for the second time in less than a month.
Angry Egyptians also destroyed parts of the protective cement wall around the embassy and broke into the building, despite the presence of heavily armed Egyptian security forces.
Three people were killed and 1,049 wounded in clashes between protesters and police, the Health Ministry said.
Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, but the situation has drastically changed since Egypt's February revolution, with the Egyptian people calling for the treaty to be scrapped.
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