Muslim Brotherhood fingerprints on Israeli embassy attack: Ambassador, staff fled country as rioters stormed building.
Posted on September 18, 2011 at 12:30 AM EST
By Aaron Klein
TEL AVIV ‚Äď Militants from the Muslim Brotherhood were among the rioters who stormed Israel’s embassy in Cairo this past weekend, according to Egyptian security officials speaking to KleinOnline.
The security officials, from the intelligence apparatus of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, said the embassy attack was orchestrated.
The officials said Egypt quietly warned their Israeli counterparts last week about a possible plot against Israel’s Cairo embassy.
On Friday, Egyptian masses stormed the Israeli embassy in Cairo, forcing Israel to evacuate its ambassador and the embassy staff.¬†¬†¬†¬†
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the attacks in effect an assault on “the axis of peace” with Egypt, saying those who tore down the flag outside the building “oppose peace.”
Netanyahu went on to praise what he called the moderate elements in Egypt who, he said, were interested in advancing and maintaining peaceful relations with Israel.