Egypt Independent

Results of investigations into Israeli Embassy attack to be announced

Judicial sources have said that investigations into the recent storming of the Israeli Embassy have been completed, and that the attorney general would announce the results within the coming three days.

But the sources did not explain whether all 38 people arrested in the attack would be referred to the High State Security Emergency Court, or whether some would be released. They were charged with disturbing public security, endangering the interests of the state and jeopardizing relations with foreign countries.

The sources said the prosecution obtained CDs of video clips and pictures of the attack that were shot by passersby and personnel of the Israeli and Saudi embassies.

“My brother was arrested although he was accidentally walking near the embassy,” said Omaima al-Sayed.

“My brother was also arrested,” said Ahmed Abdel Samie. “”But I am unable to find where he is kept now.”

The accused said they were taking part in demonstrations before the embassy to protest the killing of Egyptian soldiers by the Israeli army, the involvement of Israeli officers in espionage cases against Egypt, and Israeli violations in the Palestinian lands. But they said they did not join with other demonstrators in storming the embassy.

Translated from the Arabic Edition