Israel's PM condemns embassy attack in Egypt

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned the overnight attack on his country's embassy in the Egyptian capital.

An aide to the prime minister says Netanyahu on Saturday denounced the attack as a "serious incident" and a "blatant violation of international norms."

He says Netanyahu thanked Egyptian authorities for helping rescue six Israeli employees trapped inside the embassy during the attack but said the incident itself was a "severe injury to the fabric of peace with Israel."

The aide, who said he heard Netanyahu's remarks, spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the press.