Gunfire Directed At Israeli Embassy In Greece

Unknown attackers fired 54 bullets at the Israeli Embassy in Athens, Greece late Thursday evening. Reports Israel Hayom:

Unidentified assailants opened fire on the Israeli Embassy in Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle in the early hours of Friday morning, police said, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Four people on two motorcycles fired shots at the embassy building in a northern suburb of Athens, a police official said. Bullets were lodged in the walls and 54 spent bullet cases were found about 40 meters from the building, police said.

The Greek government condemned the incident.

“Any terrorist attack hitting at the heart of democracy hits the heart of the country,” government spokeswoman Sofia Voultepsi said.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry placed the blame on anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian incitement against Israel.

The attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens is another link in the acts of violence resulting from the Palestinian Authority’s anti-Israel incitement that is disseminated around the world by PA leaders and pro-Palestinian organizations.  

The international community must condemn this continuing incitement that leads to these results.

Israel thanks the Greek authorities for their close cooperation in investigating the incident. We are are hopeful that the perpetrators will be caught and punished.


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