Second attack happens overnight
Security forces on high alert after demonstrators try to breach embassy; report says military council rejected Egyptian PM resignation; Israel ambassador evacuates Cairo. Security forces in Egypt were on high alert Saturday after protesters tried to break into Israel’s embassy in Cairo again this morning after the previous night’s attack. Order was restored to the area Saturday morning, although small groups still lingered near the embassy, according to Al Jazeera.
The Egyptian Health Ministry has said that 1,049 people were injured in the attack, and three people were killed.
Egypt’s ruling military council rejected Prime Minister Essam Sharaf’s offer to resign for failure to handle the demonstration efficiently, the Arabic television channel Al Arabiya reported.
One news website earlier in the day had suggested he might offer his resignation over the violence that led to the Israeli ambassador flying out of Cairo to Israel.
A diplomat was left behind to maintain the embassy, an Israeli official said. The diplomat, identified as the consul for state affairs and Ambassador Yitzhak Levanon’s deputy, will remain in Egypt while Israel weighs a response to the overnight demonstrations, the official said. source – JPost