Drive-by shooting at Israeli Embassy in Greece

No injuries reported, investigation underway; Israeli spokesman condemns attack calls on international to condemn such actions in light of rise of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment

Bullet holes in the Israeli Embassy in Athens (AFP)

Bullet holes in the Israeli Embassy in Athens (AFP)

Over 54 shots were fired at the Israeli Embassy in Athens, Greece Thursday night in a drive by shooting. According to reports, four people in two motorcycles shot at the embassy just a few yards away. No one was injured.

Greek police and security forces closed major roads and tightened security following the attack. An investigation is currently underway.

A spokesman for Greece’s government stated on the attack “hitting at the heart of democracy hits the heart of the country.”

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon stated on the attack and growing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment that, “The international community must condemn this continuing incitement which leads to these results.” He thanked the Greek government for their investigating the incident and cooperating with Israeli officials in Greece.