Out of a total of 596 members of Egypt’s House of Representatives, 408 voted to revoke the membership of MP Tawfik Okasha after he invited Israel’s ambassador to Cairo, Haim Koren, to his house last week. The committee formed to investigate the incident issued a report accusing Okasha of violating parliamentary rules by taking a unilateral decision to meet the ambassador of a foreign country.
Tawfik Okasha receiving the Israeli ambassador at his home. He published the pictures on Twitter.
MP Tawfik Okasha (left) is prevented from entering the Egyptian parliamentary chamber on March 2, 2016 (AlMasry AlYoum screenshot)