Egypt embassy in Tel Aviv 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS/ Nir Elias )
Security was heightened around the Egyptian embassy in Israel on Sunday following the violent siege on the Israeli embassy in Cairo over the weekend.
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Police officers and detectives from several stations in Tel Aviv were stationed around the embassy compound on Basel Street in the city.
Despite the increase in security, there was no specific warning of the intention to harm the diplomatic corps stationed there.
In light of the attacks, security around the Israeli embassy in Jordan, which is located in Amman, was reinforced over the weekend, according to reports from Arab media sources.
Eyewitnesses reported that two armored vehicles and a number of security
forces were deployed in the street leading to the embassy in the
The incident in Cairo began on Friday when a mob that reportedly
numbered some 5,000 people congregated outside the building that houses
the embassy, which was closed at the time, but which was being guarded
inside by the six security guards.
The crowd started demolishing the wall that was erected recently around
the building, and by 12:30 a.m. made it into the embassy where they
broke into the consular section and the embassy’s archive, setting fires
and breaking windows. With the Arab television networks filming, the
Israeli flag was once again pulled down and set aflame, to cheers from
the throng below.