Publish Date : Saturday 27 August 2011 - 11:59
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Egypt to hold massive anti-Israel rally
Egypt to hold massive anti-Israel rally
 
 
Islam Times - Egyptians are set to stage a million-man demonstration at Cairo's Liberation Square to call for an end to the country's peace accord with Israel, following a week of escalating tensions between the neighbors.
 
Islam Times reports from Al- Youm: Demonstrators will also gather outside the Israeli embassy to demand the expulsion of Tel Aviv's ambassador to Egypt Yitzhak Levanon.

Scores of protesters have been demonstrating in front of the Israel embassy in Cairo for the seventh day in a row.

Anti-Israel protests erupted at Tel Aviv embassy in Cairo last week after five Egyptian policemen were killed in an attack by Israeli military on the Rafah border crossing.

On Thursday, Egypt's security forces clashed with protesters who had staged a sit-in outside the Israel embassy in Cairo.

The peace agreement between Israel and Egypt was signed in 1979 to end the state of war between the neighbors.

Under the pressure of anti-Israel protests, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday announced readiness to carry out a joint investigation with Cairo into the killing of the Egyptian security personnel.

"Israel is ready to hold a joint investigation with the Egyptians into the difficult event," a statement issued by Netanyahu's office quoted his national security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, as saying.
 
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