Masada was first built as a fortress by a Hasmonean priest Jonathan, either the brother of Judah the Maccabee (152–143 BCE) or Alexander Janneus (103–76 BCE).
The ceasefire reportedly took effect at 5:30 a.m. Nonetheless, at around 6:00 a.m., rockets were fired from Gaza at Jewish communities on the border.
Israel's consul-general in Cairo, Dudu Ben-Kalifa, and the Foreign Ministry's consular division dealt with the issue.
According to local media, less than ten local Jews remain in the city. The service was lead by the wife of a US diplomat.
"People...were looking for some kind of a spark, and Mohamed Ali has given that to them."
Security forces moved to disperse the crowds in Cairo using tear gas but many young people stayed on the streets in the center of the capital, shouting “Leave Sisi,” Reuters reported.
There was no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack.
On Wednesday Steinitz confirmed Israel will export gas to Egypt.
The companies said the decision comes from security concerns but didn't give any details about what prompted the change.
Lucette Matalon Lagnado, a Wall Street Journal reporter whose 2007 memoir of her Egyptian-Jewish family won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature, was 63.