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Obama calls on Egypt to protect Israeli embassy

Arab World Materials 10 September 2011 05:32
US President Barack Obama has called on Egypt to protect the Israeli embassy in Cairo, expressing "great concern" over the storming of the embassy by Egyptian demonstrators, Press TV reported.
Obama calls on Egypt to protect Israeli embassy

US President Barack Obama has called on Egypt to protect the Israeli embassy in Cairo, expressing "great concern" over the storming of the embassy by Egyptian demonstrators, Press TV reported.

Egyptian protesters on Friday stormed a flat affiliated with the Israeli embassy in Cairo, witnesses said.

The apartment, used to store archive material, is on the 18th floor of the building where the embassy occupies the 20th and 21st floors. Demonstrators dumped papers out of the window.

Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the building housing the embassy, breaking down a concrete wall meant to protect the building.

Protesters used large wooden poles and hammers to knock down the barrier. Others danced, sang and carried Egyptian flags.

Shortly after the wall was toppled, one of the protesters climbed the building and pulled down the Israeli flag for the second time in less than a month.

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