Israel said Friday it was monitoring developments in Egypt carefully, and stressed that it regarded its relationship with its peace partner on its southern border as "very important."
"We are following closely," Foreign Ministry spokesman
Yigal Palmor told the German Press Agency dpa.
"Really, without a connection to the current situation, the relationship between Egypt and Israel is very important for both countries and in the best interest of both people."
He said the Israeli government was not making any further comments.