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Egyptian Protesters Call Saudis 'Israeli'

Mob that stormed Saudi embassy in Cairo drew Star of David, wrote "Israel" on walls.

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Saudi embassy under guard in Cairo.
Saudi embassy under guard in Cairo.
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Video of the Egyptian mob that stormed the Saudi embassy in Cairo in the last few days shows that the way the crowd expressed its disgust with Saudi Arabia was to call it "Israel."

The video shows the demonstrators scrawling "Israel" and spray-painting Stars of David on the walls of the compound.

Blogger Elder of Zion commented: "They didn't call them kufrs, or women, or infidels. No, they used the worst insult imaginable. They called them Israelis."

Saudi Arabia closed its Cairo embassy following the huge protests that followed the arrest of an Egyptian civil rights lawyer who allegedly insulted King Abdullah.

The demonstrators had demanded the release of the lawyer, Ahmed el-Gezawi, who had filed a lawsuit in Egypt against King Abdullah for allegedly detaining of hundreds of Egyptians.

Saudi officials said he was arrested after arriving in the country for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the kingdom.