Egypt's president Morsi recalls ambassador from Israel

November 14, 2012

The Egyptian State TV announced shortly after 9pm that President Mohamed Morsi has recalled the Egyptian ambassaor to Israel, Atef Mohamed Salem.

In a televised statement, presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali said that Morsi has also summoned the Israeli ambassador in Cairo to convey Egypt's rejection of continued Israeli attacks on gaza.

"The president has ordered the Egyptian representative at the United Nations to call for an emergency meeting at the Security Council. In a phone call with the Arab League general-secretary, the president has also called for an emergency meeting for the Arab foreign ministers," Ali said.

Earlier Wednesday, Israel killed seven Palestinians in air raid on the besieged Strip including a leading commander Hamas's military wing, Ahmed Al-Jaabari.

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