An Egyptian policemen who Israeli troops shot on the border last month has died of his injuries, a human rights group said Sunday, bringing to six the number of those killed in an incident that has triggered tensions between the two countries.
Imad Abdel Malak died at dawn Saturday in a Cairo military hospital of his injuries, the Egyptian Association for Human Rights said in a statement.
He was driving the car in which a police officer and four soldiers were killed on August 18.
After the killings Egypt demanded an apology from Israel while huge protests erupted outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo.
Relations worsened this weekend after protesters stormed Israel's embassy in Cairo, prompting an evacuation of staff and the departure of ambassador Yitzhak Levanon.
The Israeli government said Levanon would return to Egypt only after security could be guaranteed.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet that Israel was in contact with Egyptian authorities about returning the Israeli ambassador to Cairo and the
security arrangements necessary to protect him and his staff.
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