Israel Withdraws Egypt Ambassador Over Security Fears

A woman looks at the view at Al-Azhar Park one of the bustling city's few public parks in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2016. Green open parks are rare to find in the capital and most youth, families, couples have a hard time finding peace and quiet at an open …
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The Times of Israel reports: The Israeli ambassador to Egypt and his team were quietly returned to Israel several weeks ago due to security concerns, the Shin Bet security agency said Tuesday.

“Due to security concerns we have limited the return of the Foreign Ministry embassy team to Cairo,” the Shin Bet said in a terse statement following a report in the British Daily Telegraph report.

Ambassador David Govrin left at the end of last year and is now carrying out his duties from Jerusalem, although he hopes to return soon to Cairo, the report said.

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