Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu alluded Thursday to the tension in Egypt after the latest riots and interim government's resignation.
"Israel and Egypt have an interest in preserving peace and stability in the Middle East," he stated. "This ensures the sea lanes, economic stability, quiet and many other things – for Egypt, for Israel and for other states. There are many interests in preserving and advancing the peace, and there are many elements that would like to disrupt it. Both sides are acting responsibly and seriously against terrorism and against those who violate the peace. This is a continuing interest both for Israel and any government that arises in Egypt."
"The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces presents its regrets and deep apologies for the deaths of martyrs from among Egypt's loyal sons during the recent events in Tahrir Square," the Council said on Thursday in a statement on its Facebook page.