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Sixth Egyptian soldier shot by Israel dies in hospital as a result of his injuries
The driver of the soldiers who were killed in last month's raid by Israeli forces on the border with Egypt died today in the hospital amidst protests already raging at the Cairo Israel embassy
Ahram Online, Saturday 10 Sep 2011
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An Egyptian soldier passed away today, 10 September, in a military hospital after being shot at the Israel-Egypt border three weeks ago. This raises the number of Egyptian soldiers who were killed in the Israeli cross border raid raid on Thursday, 18 August to six. 

The soldier, Emad Abdel Malak, was shot while driving the car carrying the other soldiers killed by the Israeli forces. Israel claimed its forces were  chasing militants that had attacked and killed Israelis on a bus in the area.

The Egyptian public was outraged and thousands of protesters demonstrated for days before the Israeli embassy, with one of their number succeeding in climbing up the front of the high-rise apartment building housing the Israeli embassy, and bringing down the Israeli flag. Protesters demanded that the Israeli Ambassador be sent out of Egypt and a joint investigation into the border incident launched.

Demonstrations against the Israeli embassy resumed Friday, as thousands collected around the building housing the embassy, dismantled a high concrete wall that had been erected around it a week before, the protest climaxing around midnight in a break in into one of the embassy's apartments, with the protesters seizing thousands of documents and hurling them out of the windows.

Fierce clashes between protesters and anti-riot squads ensured in which over a thousand protesters were injured and three killed.

 





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Nikos Retsos
10-09-2011 04:39pm
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Sixth Egyptian soldier shot by Israel dies
The attack on the Israeli embassy in Cairo is the right message to Israel that its killing of Egyptian soldiers is not going to be scot-free. And this comes on top of he Israeli killing of 10 Turkish citizens on the Marmara ship of the Food For Gaza Flotilla that has showed Israel that killing Turkish citizens on a humanitarian mission won't be scot-free either. The world is very glad to see that both Turkey and Egypt have shown to Israel that behaving like a gunslinging marauder in Middle East will have serious consequences. Israel is increasingly isolated internationally, and many Israeli politicians admit publicly that the isolation will get worse when Palestinians take their statehood question to the United Nations General Assembly for a vote shortly. Watching the attack on the Israeli embassy by the Egyptian crowds live on Al Jazeera, I am convinced that the Egyptian people want to do away with the relics of the Mubarak era that were loaded on their back against the
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Tom
10-09-2011 03:52pm
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Unfortunate Incident
This is a very Unfortunate incident but these things do happen in a firefight, lets not forget that the Israelis were fighting Hamas terrorists that attacked them through the Sinai the Egyptian soldiers just happened to be in the middle and were not the targets
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