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      Egypt Acting 'Seriously' on Terror, Netanyahu Says

      "Israel and Egypt have an interest in preserving peace and stability in the Middle East," Prime Minister stated.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 11/24/2011, 8:46 PM

      Egyptian Army in Sinai
      Egyptian Army in Sinai
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      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."

      Egypt's ruling military council has apologized for the deaths of demonstrators during six days of anti-military rioting.

      "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.

      Al Jazeera reported "a tense calm across the country following street battles which left 38 people dead and more than 3,000 wounded."
      Three-phase parliamentary elections are scheduled to begin on Monday.