Israel Quietly Withdraws Ambassador from Egypt for ‘Security Reasons’
With everyone in Egypt focusing on the economic crisis, Israel quietly withdrew its ambassador, David Govrin, for “security concerns.” Israeli officials told The Telegraph that they hope Govrin will be able to return to his post soon.
Israel’s lead security agency, Shin Bet, said “Due to security concerns the return of the Foreign Ministry embassy staff to Cairo has been restricted.” The security reasons remain unclear. Sources claim that Govrin is currently working from Jerusalem.
David Govrin was appointed ambassador to Egypt last summer after his predecessor requested to leave his post due to security restrictions. According to The Telegraph, the news appeared first on the Facebook page of Amin El-Mahdy, an Egyptian political analyst. El-Mahdy does not believe that the ambassador was withdrawn over security fears but because of political tensions between Egypt and Israel.
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