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.
In a statement, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said the attack was the result of anti-Israel incitement spread around the world by Palestinian leaders and pro-Palestinian groups. The Foreign Ministry thanked Greek authorities for their cooperation in the investigation of the incident. Read more at Israel Hayom.
The Iranian regime has launched a nationwide social media campaign called, “We Love Fighting Israel,” which encourages Iranian children, teens, and Internet users to photograph themselves alongside messages of hate for the Jewish state.
The movement has sprouted online in the last few days across social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms as a result of a recent call by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rallying the nation to take on Israel.
The campaign drew outrage from opponents of Iran’s hardline regime and calls for sites such as Instagram to shut it down for violating policies against hate speech. Read more at The Washington Free Beacon.
Leaders of the terror group Hamas traveled to Iran this week to rebuild relations with one of its top benefactors and leading weapons suppliers, according to regional experts and reports.
Key Hamas leaders held meetings with top Iranian lawmakers and officials in a bid to repair “historic relations” with Tehran, according to Hamas officials quoted in the Iranian press on Tuesday.
Hamas is seeking to rebuild it weapons caches and capabilities following its latest war with Israel this summer and views Iran as one of its best sources. Read more at The Washington Free Beacon.