CAIRO, (PIC)-- Israel has filed a complaint with the Egyptian Attorney General against Ahmed al-Shahat, the Egyptian who became a hero after tearing the Israeli flag from the Israeli building in Cairo.
Israeli media said Monday quoting sources that Tel Aviv had assigned its ambassador in Cairo to seek immediate prosecution against Shahat for breaching the embassy’s security and the security barriers atop the building where the embassy sits.
Thousands of Egyptians roared for joy after Shahat managed to climb a 21-story building alongside the Israeli embassy and burn the Israeli flag after replacing it with Egypt’s and Palestine’s.
Separately, Egyptian protesters have gathered to break Ramadan fast outside the home of the Israeli ambassador demanding his departure from Egypt.
A meal before fasting is scheduled for Monday outside of the embassy in honor of Shahat.
Israel seeks prosecution of Egyptian who removed embassy’s flag