MENA: Israeli ambassador flies to Tel Aviv

The state-owned Middle East News Agency reported on Sunday that Israel's ambassador to Cairo, Itzhak Levanon, has left the country on his way to Tel Aviv for a visit that will last several days.

The agency gave no details on the reasons behind the departure, which comes nearly one week after dozens of Egyptians organized a protest outside the Israeli Embassy to demand the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador.

The demonstrators had gathered on Friday, 8 April outside the embassy in Giza to protest against the air strikes and artillery shells launched by the Israeli military into the Gaza Strip. The raids on Thursday, 7 April killed ten people, including two women, and injured nearly 48 others.

The protesters said the Egyptian people will stand in solidarity with their Palestinian brothers until they gain their freedom and declare their own state.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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