Egypt recalls ambassador from Israel

Egypt has recalled its ambassador from Israel after Israeli strikes killed at least seven Palestinians, including Hamas's top commander. Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said:

President Mohamed Mursi has followed the Israeli brutal assault in which a number of martyrs and sons of the Palestinian people were killed.

On this basis he has recalled the Egyptian ambassador from Israel; has ordered the Egyptian representative at the United Nations to call for an emergency meeting at the Security Council ... and summoned the Israeli ambassador in Egypt in protest over the assault.

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