Hundreds of Egyptians protested Thursday evening in front of the Israeli consulate in the coastal city of Alexandria. Egyptian security forces were deployed in the area and blocked entry into the consulate building.
The protesters waved Palestinian flags and called to expel the Israeli ambassador and open the Rafah crossing at the border with the Gaza Strip.
Demonstrators held signs reading “Gaza, my only love”, “Million of martyrs are marching to Jerusalem” and “Here we come” – written in Hebrew.
The crowds also called to launch a “third intifada” on May 15, as initially stated on the popular Facebook page, which stirred controversy in Israel.