Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he threatened to send Israeli commandos into Cairo in 2011 to rescue a number of Israeli security staff besieged by demonstrators who had stormed the mission. Netanyahu’s remarks, at a ceremony in Israel’s Foreign Ministry to mark the country’s annual memorial day, added a new twist to the incident. It ended with the rescue of the six guards by Egyptian forces after President Barack Obama and other top US officials intervened at Israel’s behest.
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Newsline: Netanyahu threatened raid to rescue Israelis in Cairo embassy in 2011