Firebomb thrown at Israeli embassy in Romania

A foreign citizen was detained in Romania’s capital after allegedly attacking the entrance of the Israeli Embassy with a Molotov cocktail, causing a small fire but no casualties.

The 34-year-old man was apprehended by antiterrorism officers from the Romanian Intelligence Service before police arrived on the scene, Bucharest police said, adding that the suspect also tried to set himself on fire.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the suspect had pulled out the Molotov cocktail while going through a security inspection, and proceeded to throw it at a door leading into the lobby.

The embassy thanked the Romanian security and police forces for their “swift and efficient response.”


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