2 Pakistanis arrested for planning to attack Jewish, Israeli targets in Greece

Policemen patrol in Athens, on April 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Policemen patrol in Athens, on April 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Greek police release further details of arrests as part of a bust on a terror network in the city, saying that Israeli and Jewish sites were being targeted.

Greek police sources tell AFP that officers arrested two Pakistanis, aged 27 and 29, who were planning attacks on Israelis in central Athens.

A government official tells AP that one of the targets was a Jewish restaurant in central Athens.

“Their aim was not only to cause the loss of life of innocent citizens, but also to undermine the sense of security in the country, while hurting public institutions and threatening [Greece’s] international relations,” the police statement says.

Many Israelis visit Greece over Passover, which begins next week, since it is a short plane ride away from Tel Aviv.

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