UN Security Council 'Strongly Condemns' Attack on Israeli Embassy in Athens

In unanimous statement, council stresses need to bring perpetrators of Friday's gun attack to justice.


The UN Security Council condemned the gun attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens, Greece in a unanimous statement on Saturday, AFP reported.

The Council "condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the Embassy of Israel in Athens, Greece, on Dec 12, involving dozens of shots fired at the Embassy building, and underlined the need to bring its perpetrators to justice," AFP reported.

On the early hours of Friday, Unidentified assailants opened fire on the Israeli embassy in Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Bullets were lodged in the walls, 54 bullet casings from an AK-47 assault rifle — a weapon favored by Greek anarchist militant groups — were recovered outside the embassy, on a busy road junction that was closed to traffic for hours.

Nobody claimed responsibility for the attack, which occurred long before the building opened for business.