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Report: Israel ambassador returns to Cairo

Nov. 27, 2012 4:30 P.M. (Updated: Nov. 27, 2012 10:09 P.M.)
CAIRO (Ma'an) -- Israel's ambassador to Egypt Yaakov Amitai returned to Cairo on Monday, Egyptian media reported.

Amitai had reportedly left Cairo as President Mohammad Mursi announced he was summoning him to discuss the Israeli attacks in Gaza, an airport source said a the time.

However an Israeli diplomat in Jerusalem told Reuters Amitai had left Cairo before Israel launched "Operation Pillar of Cloud" on the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian security officials told the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm that Amitai returned to Cairo on Monday on a private plane from Tel Aviv.
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