The Israeli government has repatriated almost all of its diplomats from Egypt after protesters broke into its embassy in Cairo.
Hundreds of Egyptians surrounded the Israeli embassy in Cairo on Friday. The rally was in protest of the killing of 5 Egyptian soldiers last month during a gun battle between Israeli troops and militants near the border with Egypt.
The protesters destroyed a part of the wall surrounding the embassy before breaking in. Then, they crushed with security forces.
Egyptian state TV reports 3 people were killed in the incident and more then 1,000 were injured.
39 rally participants were arrested.
A senior Israeli official told NHK that the protesters had disrupted the country's diplomatic activity, and that their action damaged relations between the 2 countries.
The official said all 86 embassy staff members and their families have left the country with only one diplomat staying behind to act as a liaison.
No Israelis were injured in the unrest.
Egypt was the first Arab state to establish diplomatic ties with Israel, and is an important country for its security.
However, since the fall of the government of former president Hosni Mubarak, that have been growing calls for a shift toward a more hard line stance against Israel.