Israel Radio: Cairo envoy, staff evacuated

Citing security concerns, Israeli officials had withheld comment on the evacuation, which was reported earlier by witnesses at Cairo airport.

Israel Radio: Cairo envoy, staff evacuated

Israel's ambassador to Egypt and senior staff were evacuated on Saturday after Egyptian protesters stormed the Cairo office tower housing their mission, Israel Radio said.

It said the plane carrying ambassador Yitzhak Levanon and others had landed in Israel. Citing security concerns, Israeli officials had withheld comment on the evacuation, which was reported earlier by witnesses at Cairo airport.

Reuters

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