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Israel says clearing out ravaged Cairo embassy

By AFP JERUSALEM: Movers on Wednesday were clearing out the remaining contents from Israel’s former embassy in Cairo, ransacked by protesters last September, the Israeli foreign ministry told AFP. “They are removing the contents of the old embassy building,” spokesman Yigal Palmor said. “Everything was coordinated and arranged with the Egyptian authorities.” He said that …

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Military court hands down six-month suspended sentences to 8 Israeli embassy protesters

CAIRO: Eight civilians detained in the aftermath of the storming of the Israeli embassy early September were handed six-month suspended sentences by a military court Monday, lawyer Ragia Omran told Daily News Egypt. "The suspended sentences were punishment for the first charge, which is using violence against military officers. But the eight detainees were found …

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40 arrested after Israeli embassy events referred to military court

CAIRO: Forty protesters arrested over the storming of the Israeli embassy on Sept. 9 will be tried before a military court on Monday and Tuesday, as the military prosecution extended the imprisonment of eight others for 15 days pending investigations. Military police and Central Security Forces (CSF) detained over 200 civilians on Sept.9 and 10, …

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Families of detained embassy protesters recount children’s arrests

CAIRO: Families of detained embassy protesters recounted stories of torture and imprisonment experienced by their children, who they say were randomly arrested by military and police forces after the storming of the Israeli embassy on Sept. 9. "My son was coming home from work near El-Gama’a Bridge when he found himself in the midst of …

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Military and state security prosecution interrogate embassy protesters

CAIRO: Military and state security prosecution continued interrogating 50 arrested in the aftermath of the clashes outside the Israeli embassy and the Giza Security Directorate on Sept. 9-10. Rights groups say the arrests were random and mainly conducted hours after the clashes ended. "Military prosecution interrogated Thursday 13 civilians in two cases out of 10 …

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Israel embassy officials leave Cairo again

CAIRO: Four officials from the Israeli embassy in Cairo returned to Israel on Thursday, after a short trip to assess damage at the mission headquarters after it was attacked by protesters, a report said. The consul and three other officials have left Cairo for Tel Aviv "after a three-day visit to assess the premises of …

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‘Random’ arrests after Israel embassy attack

CAIRO: Egyptian rights groups have accused Egyptian authorities of carrying out random arrests after this month’s attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo, citing it as another example of a return to the ways of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Security forces detained around 200 people after protesters stormed the embassy building on Sept. 9 and …

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Fact-finding mission say Tahrir protesters didn’t attack embassy; 15 groups condemn clashes

CAIRO: A fact finding commission said Wednesday Tahrir protesters didn’t attack the Israeli embassy on Friday, a day after 15 political movements and parties condemned the violent clashes with police in Giza. Clashes between protesters and police outside the Israeli and Saudi embassies and the nearby Giza Security Directorate left three dead and 1,049 injured. …

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3 killed in clashes outside Israeli embassy; ambassador leaves

CAIRO: Three were killed and 1,049 were injured in clashes outside the Israeli embassy late Friday and early Saturday, the health ministry said. The Israeli Ambassador, his family and working staff left Cairo on early Saturday on board an Israeli military plane as protesters who stormed into the embassy were still clashing with the Egyptian …

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Protesters try to demolish Israel embassy wall

  CAIRO: Protesters on Friday began demolishing a wall built around a building housing the Israeli embassy in Cairo to protect it against demonstrators, witnesses said.   They said about a dozen people used hammers to chip away at the mainly concrete wall, which Egyptian authorities erected after daily protests last month sparked by tensions …

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Egypt builds wall around Israeli embassy in Cairo

CAIRO: Egypt has walled off Israel’s embassy in Cairo after tensions between the two countries sparked a series of angry protests that reached a climax last month when a demonstrator scaled the building and removed the Israeli flag. As work began on the wall a few days ago, many Egyptians gathered nearby to show their …

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Over 100 continue protest at Israeli embassy

  CAIRO: Over 100 protesters rallied in front of the Israeli embassy on Sunday, continuing protests that began Friday to condemn the Israeli killing of five Egyptian soldiers, stressing that the Israeli defense minister’s “regret” for the incident was not enough.   “Egyptian blood isn’t for free,” the protesters chanted, calling passerby to join them. …

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45 Israeli embassy protesters receive one year suspended sentences

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: The military prosecution handed down one-year suspended sentences to 45 protesters arrested during the military police crackdown on a protest in front of the Israeli embassy commemorating the Palestinian Nakba last week. Some 136 protesters were tried before a military court for vandalizing public property, spreading chaos, disturbing the public, blocking …

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Hundreds demand release of military detainees

By Reem Abdellatif CAIRO: Hundreds gathered Wednesday in Tahrir Square demanding the release of all detained activists, including those taken Sunday night after the commemoration of the Palestinian Nakba at the Israeli embassy in Cairo. At the square, the heart of Egypt’s revolution, were the mothers, friends, and family of Tarek Shalaby and Mosa’ab Elshamy who …

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Over 350 injured, 150 arrested in Israeli embassy protest

By Abdus Shuman and Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Over 350 protesters were injured and 150 were arrested late Sunday when military and riot police forces cracked down on a protest outside the Israeli embassy commemorating the Palestinian Nakba. A statement released by the health ministry said 308 of the 353 injured where treated on-site near the …

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Rafah convoys turned back, activists protest at Israeli embassy

CAIRO: Convoys carrying activists and aid heading to the Rafah border were turned back at Ismailia on Sunday as hundreds protested in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo to support the "Third Palestinian Intifada." Activists said numerous checkpoints were set up on the road towards Rafah and no one was allowed to pass unless …

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