Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Egypt: Protesters at Israeli consulate want '3rd Intifada'

ByOREN KESSLER
April 15, 2011 01:05

Hundreds gather in front of Israeli Consulate in Alexandria, call on fellow Egyptians to join Palestinians in a renewed armed struggle against Israel.

PA Rally

PA Rally 521. (photo credit:reuters)

A large Egyptian army contingent deployed on Thursday night around the Israeli Consulate in Alexandria after hundreds of protesters gathered there and called on Egyptians to join in a “third intifada” against Israel, Israel Radio reported.

Organizers of the protest in the country’s second-largest city called on fellow Egyptians to join the Palestinians in a renewed armed struggle against Israel.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


RELATED:
Zoabi calls for third Palestinian intifada against Israel
'Facebook sued for negligence over '3rd Intifada' page'
Facebook removes '3rd intifada' page

Israel’s envoy in Alexandria is Hassan Ka’abiah, the first Beduin consul in the history of the country’s diplomatic service.

During the tenure of deputy foreign minister Majallie Whbee from 2007 to 2009, 30 percent of candidates admitted to the Foreign Ministry’s prestigious diplomatic cadets program were members of minority groups – Arabs, Druse, Beduin and Circassians.

The Alexandria-area tomb of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira has been a destination for Israeli pilgrims in recent years, and last winter at least 500 Israelis applied for visas to Egypt to visit the tomb. The Moroccan rabbi and mystic was en route to the Holy Land in 1879 when he fell ill and died in the Egyptian city of Damanhour.
Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Egypt
  • intifada
  • third intifada
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Pope Francis waves as he leaves for his pastoral trip to Egypt at the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Ai
    April 28, 2017
    Pope Francis arrives in Cairo seeking to mend ties with Islam

    By REUTERS

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 14 - 31
      Beer Sheva
      15 - 24
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 18 - 26
      Jerusalem
      15 - 24
      Haifa
    • 23 - 37
      Elat
      17 - 32
      Tiberias