Daily Israel Report

Security Increased at Israeli Embassy in Cairo

Not only is a security fence needed to protect Israelis from Gaza, Judea and Samaria – one is now needed in Cairo as well.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 9/4/2011, 4:57 PM

Riot at Israeli embassy in Cairo
Riot at Israeli embassy in Cairo
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Not only is a security fence needed to protect Israelis from Arabs in Gaza, Judea and Samaria, but one is now to be built to protect the embassy in Cairo as well.

According to a report Saturday on the website of the Arabic-language Al Wafd daily newspaper of the Wafd (“Delegation”) opposition party, a private contractor has been retained to begin construction of a security barrier around the Israel Embassy in Cairo.

The new concrete wall is intended to be at least three meters (nine feet) tall and 100 meters (328 feet) long.

One of the workers, Khalid Mahmoud, confirmed the wall was to be built all the way to the last building adjacent to the embassy. At least 30 workers are involved in building the wall, he said. In addition, the area is to be surrounded by military police.

About 10 days ago there was an unconfirmed report that a protester had fired at the embassy building. The same day, a Muslim Brotherhood cleric called on Egyptians to murder all Israelis in the country. 

A spokesman for Israel's Foreign Ministry declined to comment on the Al Wafd report, telling Arutz Sheva the ministry does not discuss security arrangements at its facilities.