anti Israel protest in Egypt 311.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
A senior official in the Foreign Ministry said that the security
assurances from Jordan have reduced fears of a serious attack against
the embassy, Israel Radio reported Thursday, despite evacuations of the mission on Wednesday evening. 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.
The evacuation occurred hours before a
Facebook organized march under the banner (in Arabic) of "No Zionist embassy on
Netanyahu pledges allegiance to treaty with Egypt
‘Israel will do everything to bring you home’
Unlike in Egypt, where diplomats lived
with their families, in Amman the Israeli delegation serves without
their families, and comes home for weekends.
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.