Beijing Jews on edge after embassy attack

The Beijing Chabad says it is shutting down for the weekend, under the advice of the Israeli embassy and police, after an Israeli diplomat was attacked earlier in the day.

Israeli reports have described the attack as a stabbing and a suspected terror attack.

The Chabad says police have promised it 24-hour protection for the foreseeable future.

Some half a dozen plainclothes police are stationed outside the embassy, in addition to the normal contingent of uniformed officers. A call to the embassy went unanswered.

Some 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) away at the Palestinian Embassy in Beijing, plainclothes officers are also on hand. One is seen tightening wires on a fence.

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