Photo: Seya Egozy
Taba Border
Photo: Seya Egozy

Egypt detains kosher food delivery to Israeli embassy

Taba Border guards violate diplomatic protocol, search car delivering food to Israeli diplomats in Cairo

Israel's tense relations with Egypt were strained further recently, after Egyptian border guards stationed at the Taba Border detained vehicles transporting kosher food to the Israeli diplomatic staff stationed at the Cairo embassy, Ynet learned Sunday.


The vehicles underwent an extensive security check, which included stripping them from their cargo, before they were allowed to cross into Egypt.



In the past, Israeli vehicles carrying food transports were allowed through the Taba crossing immediately, since as diplomatic vehicles, they enjoy diplomatic immunity.


Jerusalem was irked by the act, calling it a violation of diplomatic protocol.


Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Yitzhak Levanon filed an official complaint with Cairo's Foreign Ministry.


Ynet learned that Jerusalem is now considering demanding an official explanation from the Egyptian ambassador; although given the sensitive nature of the relations between the two countries, the move may be shelved.



פרסום ראשון: 07.10.11, 23:33
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