Watch: Israeli embassy vandalized in Athens

Far-left group splatters red paint across Israel's embassy in Athens, decries 'oppression of Palestinians'.

David Rosenberg ,


The Israeli embassy in Athens was vandalized Monday by a group of Greek anarchists, the Greek daily Kathimerini has reported.

Vandals splashed red paint across the front of the building housing the embassy early Monday morning, then fled the scene.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. Monday morning, a video was uploaded to social media recorded by a far-left organization known as the Rouvikonas, or “The Rubicon”, documenting the vandalizing of the embassy.

The vandals approached the vicinity of the embassy on motorcycles, then made their way by foot up to the front of the building and threw buckets of paint at it.

The Rouvikonas later issued a statement accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing”.

“Today, at 6:05 a.m., we attacked the front of the Israeli embassy in Athens with dozens of bottles of paint,” the statement read in part.

“We identify with the Palestinians, a nation that for decades has been a victim of oppression.

“Palestinians are pressure to leave their land. This is ethnic cleansing at a low intensity level for decades.

The incident is not the first time the Israeli embassy in Greece has been targeted by far-left radicals.

In December 2014, a gunman opened fire on the embassy, shooting 54 rounds from an AK-47 at the building. No injuries were reported.

The shooting was later tied to the radical left-wing People’s Fighter Group.