Object on fire thrown at Israeli embassy in The Hague

Police in The Hague said one person was quickly apprehended after someone threw a “burning object” at the Israeli embassy.

The incident happened at about 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, and the arrest was announced about 90 minutes later.

Police were investigating whether the item was a Molotov cocktail, saying the item appeared to strike the building. “We are investigating, and there is a large area cordoned off around the embassy,” police said.

“It is unacceptable that such an attack can take place in the Netherlands,” the Israeli embassy wrote in a statement. “This proves the dangerous consequences of the worrying trend of increasing hatred and incitement. This hatred cannot be tolerated.”

The embassy called on Dutch police and investigative services to step up security efforts. “We trust that the authorities will take all possible measures to prevent such attacks.”


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