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Egypt MP slams Israel apology over bombing border post as ‘unacceptable’

Journalist and MP Mostafa Bakry, a member of the House of Representatives, commented on Israel’s “accidental” attack on an Egyptian border watchtower, which was hit by fragments of a shell from an Israeli tank.

In a post on his official account on “X” website (formerly Twitter), Bakry responded to Israel’s apology over the incident, writing: “This is a matter that must be responded to immediately, and an official protest and complaint must be submitted to the (UN) Security Council.”

“The apology should not be accepted. This is deliberate impudence, and provocation.”

Bakry continued: “I know that Egypt will not remain silent, but public opinion must be informed with the Egyptian position. As for their apology, it is unacceptable, unacceptable, unacceptable.”

The military spokesperson for the Egyptian army confirmed in a Sunday evening statement that some members of an Egyptian border control tower were accidentally injured by shrapnel from an Israeli tank.

During the ongoing clashes in the Gaza Strip, on Sunday, October 22, one of the Egyptian border watchtowers was accidentally hit by fragments of a shell from an Israeli tank,” he explained.

He added that this resulted in minor injuries to some border control personnel.

The Israeli army said in a statement on Sunday evening that it had accidentally bombed an Egyptian post near the border at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Israeli Army spokesperson Avichay Adraee reported that a tank accidentally fired and hit an Egyptian position near the border in the Kerem Shalom area.

Adraee said that the incident is under investigation and its details are being examined, and expressed his regret.


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