Israeli Journalists Released in Cairo

Published: February 2nd 2011
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Protests in Egypt

Four Israeli journalists arrested in Cairo were released as ongoing protests in Egypt turned violent.


The journalists, who were arrested on Wednesday, February 2 for violating the curfew, included three from Israel's Channel 2 and one from Nazareth.


"We call on all Israeli reporters arriving in Cairo to remain alert, act responsibly and honor the place's rules," the ministry said in its statement.


On Wednesday, the army took to state television to urge protesters to leave the streets and return to everyday life.


"Your message has arrived, your demands became known," military spokesman Ismail Etman said in an address. "You are capable of bringing normal life to Egypt."


Also on Wednesday, Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh said he would step down at the end of his presidential term which ends in 2013. Saleh also promised not to pass on his leadership position to his son.


"I present these concessions in the interests of the country. The interests of the country come before our personal interests," Saleh said in an address to his parliament. "No extension, no inheritance, no resetting the clock."


Saleh made the announcement the day before a planned "Day of Rage" planned by the opposition and inspired by anti-government rallies in Tunisia and Egypt. 

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