Israel evacuates embassy in Jordan ahead of protests
LAST UPDATED: 09/14/2011 23:54
Israel tells diplomats in Amman to come home as Facebook page calls for protest under the banner:"No Zionist embassy on Jordanian territory."
anti Israel protest in Egypt Photo: REUTERS
evacuated its embassy in Jordan Wednesday evening, hours before a
Facebook organized march under the banner (in Arabic) of "No Zionist embassy on
Unlike in Egypt, where diplomats lived
with their families, in Amman the Israeli delegation serves without
their families, and comes home for weekends.
Netanyahu pledges allegiance to treaty with Egypt
‘Israel will do everything to bring you home’
The decision came just days after the
13-hour rampage at the Israeli embassy in Cairo, during which six
security guards locked themselves behind a steel door while mobs
ransacked the embassy.
Egyptian commandos rescued those six
security guards from the Cairo embassy, as protesters broke into
archives and threw documents from the building's windows into the street
below where demonstrators were celebrating.
The government has
said that Israel would respect the peace treaty with Egypt, and was
determined to return its envoy as soon as possible.
Jpost.com staff contributed to this report.
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