Egypt summons Israeli diplomat over Jerusalem clashes
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 23:32
Cairo: Egypt's foreign ministry summoned Israel's charge d'affaires on Wednesday in protest at its "provocative measures" in east Jerusalem, a day after hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli police.

Egypt delivered a "a clear message to the effect that Israel must immediately stop all provocative and illegal measures that feed the cycle of conflict," the ministry said in a statement.

Sixteen Palestinians were hospitalised after yesterday's violence in annexed east Jerusalem, where tensions have been high since Israel's announcement last week of plans to build 1,600 new homes for Jewish settlers.

The reopening of a twice-destroyed Hurva synagogue in the Jewish quarter of Jerusalem's walled Old City on Monday further raised the tensions.


First Published: Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 23:32

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