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Cairo protestor: We hit embassy worker
(Video) 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

VIDEO - The mob attack on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo ended without any Israeli casualties, but Egyptian protestors claimed Saturday morning that they had beaten up one of the workers.

 

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Mustafa al-Sayyid, 28, said he was one of the 20 protestors who infiltrated the embassy building. He showed the press a clip he took with his cellular phone, in which protestors are seen raiding the embassy and going through documents.

 

According to Sayyid, he and his friends managed to beat up an Israeli worker before Egyptian soldiers intervened. He said the soldiers removed the protestors from the building but failed to arrest them.

 

Riots outside embassy (Video: Reuters)

סגורסגור

שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

סגורסגור

הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

Thousands of people demonstrated Friday evening outside the embassy building in Cairo, tore down the wall built around it and replaced the Israeli flag with an Egyptian one. Some of them managed to break into the building.

 

Egyptian security forces clashed with the protestors, more than 1,000 of whom were injured. According to the al-Youm al-Sabah daily, three of the protestors died of their wounds. An earlier report said one of the protestors died after suffering a heart attack.

 

Six security guards and workers, stranded in the building throughout the attack, were rescued early Saturday by an Egyptian commando force and returned to Israel.

 

Protestors burn Israeli flag (Video: Reuters)

סגורסגור

שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

סגורסגור

הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

Israel's Ambassador to Egypt Yitzhak Levanon and some 80 diplomats, their family members and other Israeli residing in the Egyptian capital were flown back to Israel early Saturday following a decision made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The deputy ambassador remained in Cairo to maintain the embassy.

 

Netanyahu referred to the mob attack on the embassy as "a serious incident, which could have been worse had the rioters managed to get through the last door and hurt our people.

 

"I'm glad we managed to prevent a disaster," he added, thanking the Egyptian authorities for working to rescue the Israeli representatives.

 

 

 

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