The Israeli Foreign Ministry has decided to evacuate its embassies in Egypt and Morocco. transmits Yedioth Ahronoth.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has evacuated staff from the Israeli embassies in Rahat (Morocco) and Cairo (Egypt) due to demonstrations related to the situation in the Gaza Strip,” the statement said.
The publication notes that Israel plans to transfer diplomats from “sensitive countries” to safer states; a high alert regime has been declared in all diplomatic missions of the country.
On the evening of October 17, the Al-Ahli hospital in the Gaza Strip was attacked. According to Al Arabiya, the attack killed more than 800 people. The Palestinian side blamed Israeli forces for the strike. The Israeli army stated that the incident was connected with an unsuccessful missile launch towards Israel by Islamic Jihad (an organization recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia), also based in Gaza. After this, protests took place outside Israeli embassies in a number of countries, including Turkey and Lebanon.
Earlier today, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian called Muslim countries recall their ambassadors from Israel and create a committee at the Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to investigate the crimes of Israeli political and military officials.
The situation in the Middle East escalated in early October when the Palestinian group Hamas attacked Israel. In response, the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Iron Swords, which regularly attacks hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli government announced that the country had entered a state of war.