Israel reopens Cairo embassy after 4-year hiatus

2015-09-09 19:59


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Cairo - Israel reopened its embassy in Egypt on Wednesday, raising its flag in the capital Cairo for the first time in four years, the Foreign Ministry said in statement.

Israel and Egypt signed the Camp David accords in 1978, leading to a peace deal between the Jewish State and the largest Arab nation, though the relationship is often fraught.

The Israeli ministry noted that the embassy is reopening four years to the day that it was shut down, following an attack by protesters angered by the killing of six Egyptian policemen in Israeli cross-border operations against militants in the Sinai Peninsula.

The six were killed in August 2011, several months after a popular revolt forced president Hosny Mubarak to step down. An Israeli apology failed to calm protesters outside the embassy in Cairo.

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