Israel Embassy Wall Torn Down in Egypt

Parts of the wall recently built around the Israeli embassy in Cairo, to protect the facility from Egyptian demonstrators has been torn down by angry protesters.

Following the Friday Prayers, protesters and activists gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo, demanding the termination of all ties with Tel Aviv.

Egyptians called for the expulsion of the Israeli envoy and chanted anti-Israeli slogans.

However, heavily equipped Egyptian security forces prevented the crowd from reaching inside the embassy compound.

Egyptian protesters were angry at the country’s ruling military council, which had made the wall, saying this is not what they had a revolution for.

Egypt was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1979, but the situation has drastically changed since the Egyptian revolution which toppled former dictator Hosni Mubarak. A number of Egyptian political parties are now calling for changes to the peace treaty.

Under the US-backed Mubarak regime, Egypt consistently served Israeli interests and objectives by helping to impose the crippling blockade on the impoverished Gaza strip after the democratically elected Hamas took control of the territory in 2007.

The crippling blockade on the territory has triggered a humanitarian crisis. The siege has left nearly one and a half million Gazans in dire need of basic supplies.

(Press TV)

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