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Egypt FM confirms Israel apologized for border deaths

CAIRO: Israel has apologized to Egypt for the border killings of six policemen in August that sparked a diplomatic crisis between the two neighbors, Egypt’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The policemen were killed on August 18, as Israeli troops hunted down militants who had carried out deadly attacks near the border with Israel. Their …


Israel apologizes to Egypt for police deaths

CAIRO: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak apologized to Egypt for the deaths of at least five of its security personnel in cross-border shootings two months ago. The incident, triggered by an Israeli response to gunmen who killed eight Israelis on a border road in August, caused the worst diplomatic row between the two countries since …


Egyptian shot at Israel border dies as ties strain

CAIRO: Egyptian policemen shot on the border with Israel 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 …


ANALYSIS: Row over killings shows Egypt-Israel ties cooling

CAIRO: Egypt’s stern rebuke to Israel over the deaths of five Egyptian security personnel is the clearest sign yet of cooling ties as Cairo’s military rulers try to appease a newly-assertive public largely antagonistic to the Jewish state. The Arab world’s most populous nation is unlikely to scrap its 1979 peace treaty with Israel, cornerstone …


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. …


MFO says Israel entered Egypt, committed violations: MENA

CAIRO: A monitoring force stationed in the Sinai in keeping with the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel said Israel violated it when its troops entered Egyptian territory and fired on security personnel, state news agency MENA reported on Saturday. "The (Multinational Force and Observer) recorded two violations committed by Israel," the agency said, …


Egypt says Israeli regret not enough, mum on envoy recall

CAIRO: Egypt’s cabinet said on Sunday that an Israeli statement expressing regret for the border deaths of five policemen was not enough but stopped short of saying if it would recall its Tel Aviv envoy. "The Israeli statement was positive on the surface, but it was not in keeping with the magnitude of the incident …


Egypt to recall envoy to Israel; demands official apology, investigation

CAIRO: Egypt has decided to withdraw its ambassador from Israel to protest the deaths of five policemen killed on the border, state television said Saturday. "Egypt has decided to withdraw its ambassador to Israel until there is an official apology," it said. The Egyptian government had asked "for an official apology from Israel" at the …


Egypt army chief heads to Sinai to investigate deaths

CAIRO: Egypt’s military chief of staff Sami Enan headed to Sinai on Friday to probe the deaths of policemen killed by Israeli gunfire the previous day, a military source said. Security sources said that five policemen, including an officer, were killed on the previous day as Israeli and Egyptian troops combed the border area following …


Egypt-Israel ties strained after border incidents, says analyst

CAIRO: Relations between Egypt and Israel are likely to deteriorate following this week’s border incidents which resulted in the death of five Egyptian policemen, political analyst Emad Gad told Daily News Egypt. Instead of apologizing for killing Egyptians on the border, he added, the Israeli side presented the issue as Egypt’s fault. Security sources said …


Egypt army officer, 2 security men killed in Israeli border raid

CAIRO: An Egyptian army officer and two security personnel were killed during an Israeli raid on militants along the Egyptian Israeli border, an Egyptian army official told Reuters on Thursday. The army officer was a border guard and the two men were from the Central Security force, the official said. The three were killed as …


Egypt denies Israel attacks came from Sinai

EL-TUR: South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda denied that gunmen who killed seven people in attacks on buses in neighboring Israel on Thursday had fired from Egypt. At the same time, Egyptian security sources ruled out Israeli claims that Palestinian attackers infiltrated from their territory. Seven people were killed and 25 wounded when gunmen raked a …


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