Israeli Ambassador Quits Egypt Over Gaza
Israel's ambassador to Egypt has quit Cairo, six months after the embassy was attacked by paid rioters and ransacked in the Egyptian capital.
Officials at the Egyptian airport said Wednesday that two IDF aircraft departed Cairo before dawn, carrying all of the equipment and documents that had been in the embassy.
During the September 2011 attack, Egyptian leaders did not respond to Israeli requests for assistance until the United States stepped in with a personal phone call from President Barack Obama, pointedly asking its military to intervene. Even so, Israeli staff members barely escaped with their lives, and the embassy has since been unable to secure new quarters.
Last week the Egyptian parliament,currently controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood, demanded Israel's envoy be expelled in response to the IDF's defense of southern Israel against rocket attacks from Gaza.
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