Greece expands investigation into alleged plot to launch anti-Semitic assaults

Greece is interrogating eight extra suspects from Pakistan over an alleged plot to hold out anti-Semitic assaults in Athens, a police supply mentioned on Thursday.

“The investigation is underneath solution to see if there are different folks concerned,” the police supply advised AFP.

The official added that the eight Pakistani males had been arrested for getting into Greece illegally.

Greek police mentioned on Tuesday that they’d arrested two Pakistanis of Iranian origin who had been planning assaults on areas frequented by Israelis in central Athens.

The supply mentioned that the lads focused a constructing that features a Jewish restaurant and a chapel.

Police spokeswoman Constantia Demogledo advised AFP that the “mastermind” of the cell was “a Pakistani residing exterior Europe.”

A police supply, talking on situation of anonymity, mentioned the particular person lives in Iran.

The state information company ANA mentioned late Wednesday that the eight males who had been questioned had “shut contacts” with the unique suspects.

Israel accused Tehran of being behind the plot and mentioned the Mossad intelligence company helped avert an assault.

Greece was included within the checklist of nations for which Israel’s Nationwide Safety Council issued journey warnings forward of the Passover vacation in early April.

Iran’s embassy in Greece on Wednesday denied any connection to the alleged plot.


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