Al-Masry Al-Youm reports:
The governor of Zagazig on Tuesday honored Ahmed al-Shahat, the young man who pulled down the Israeli flag from the Israel Embassy and replaced it with the Egyptian flag during anti-Israel protests on Saturday.
Protesters have been staging demonstrations before the Israeli Embassy in Giza since last week, following the death of five Egyptian soldiers at the hands of Israeli forces.
Residents of the city cheered Shahat upon his arrival and held a big celebration for him.
“I did it to please millions of Egyptians and Arabs,” Shahat said.