Egyptian protesters steal top secret documents from Israeli embassy

Egyptian protesters steal top secret documents from Israeli embassy. 45349.jpegAs many as 988 people were injured and two were killed during the violent clashes near the Israeli Embassy in Egypt, officials of the healthcare ministry of the country said. Many documents were stolen during the siege of the embassy buildings. Some of the documents were marked as top secret, news agencies said.

The protesters demolished the wall around the building, removed the Israeli flag and raised the Egyptian flag instead. The protesters broke into the building, although the police stopped them in the lobby.

Israel decided to evacuate the diplomatic mission in Egypt. Israeli diplomats have already left the territory of Egypt.

The Egyptian government gathered for a special meeting to discuss the emergency.

The relations between Israel and Egypt aggravated after a series of terrorist acts in the south of Israel on August 18.  The Israeli authorities said that extremists might have entered Israel from the Gaza Strip via Egypt. Officials of the Israeli government claimed that Egypt was defending the borders poorly, RBC said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the mob attack a "serious incident," while US President Barak Obama asked Egypt to protect the embassy housed in a high-rise building overlooking the Nile.

The attack on the embassy was the worst since Israel established its mission in Egypt after becoming the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with the Jewish state in 1979. Jordan followed suit in 1994.


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