Israeli Ambassador in Athens Irit Ben-Abba on Tuesday spoke on the phone with Greece’s Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas, the Israeli Embassy announced on Tuesday, saying the discussion had been about “the recent attack with paint against the Israeli Embassy in Athens by the organisation ‘Rouvikonas’.”
“During the discussion, the minister condemned the attack on the embassy and promised that every effort will be made to arrest the culprits and lead them before justice,” the announcement added.
The ambassador thanked the minister for the prompt response by the Greek police after the attack and relayed her government’s request for the arrest of those responsible, it said.
Μembers of the Greek anarchist group Rouvikonas (which means Rubicon in Greek) splashed paint on the side of the Israeli Embassy on Christmas morning and then posted a video showing how they did it. In the latest of a series of protest actions targeting symbolic buildings, including the Greek Parliament, members of the group rode past the Israeli Embassy on motorbikes at about 6:00 in the morning and lobbed paint at the entrance before fleeing.