Bomb Explodes Near Israeli Embassy in Cairo, No One Injured

Office Has Been Abandoned By Diplomats For 2 Years

Egyptians burn an Israeli flag during a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo in 2011.
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Egyptians burn an Israeli flag during a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo in 2011.

By JTA

Published March 11, 2014.

A home-made bomb exploded in front of the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, but no one was hurt, security sources and the website of state-run Al-Ahram newspaper said.

The office has not been used by Israeli diplomats for at least two years, following a September 2011 attack on the embassy.

Security sources said the explosion targeted a police car parked nearby, rather than the embassy itself and did not cause any injuries.

Egypt became the first Arab state to sign a peace treaty with Israel in 1979.



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