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Netanyahu: we will hold fast to peace accord with Egypt


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Netanyahu: we will hold fast to peace accord with Egypt

The Israeli Prime Minister says his country remains committed to its landmark peace agreement signed with Egypt in 1979.

The comment from Benjamin Netanyahu comes a day after rioting forced the evacuation of Israel’s embassy in Cairo.

Israel has also praised Egyptian forces for extricating six guards from the embassy.

“Israel will continue to hold fast to the peace accord with Egypt,” said Netanyahu. “We are working together with the Egyptian government to return our ambassador to Cairo soon. I would like to ensure that the security arrangements necessary for him and for our staff will be steadfast, and will provide them with the required security.”

Netanyahu has also praised the US President for his quick intervention by way of diplomatic pressure during the crisis.

Egypt’s military rulers are vowing to try those behind the violence.

Three people were killed and more than a thousand wounded in clashes outside the embassy.

The unrest began on Friday and continued into the early hours of Saturday.

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