Israeli Embassy Staffer Assaulted in Beijing
Assault at Israeli Embassy in Beijing
A staffer at the Israeli embassy in Beijing was assaulted on Friday, according to a statement by Israel’s foreign ministry. The victim is currently in a stable condition in the hospital. The incident occurred outside the embassy compound, which is located near the United States embassy and other diplomatic missions.
An investigation is currently underway to determine the details of the attack. Unverified videos circulating on social media show a man, believed to be from the Israeli embassy, lying injured on the pavement. The videos also capture a police officer identifying himself as a member of the local police station near the embassy.
Police Presence and Popular Market
The embassy district in Beijing, where the assault occurred, is known for its heavy police presence due to the concentration of diplomatic missions in the area. The district is also home to a popular market frequented by foreigners for fresh produce. The Xinyuanli police station, located in northeastern Beijing, oversees this area.
It is important to condemn such acts of violence and ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel. The Israeli embassy and local authorities are cooperating to investigate this incident further and take appropriate action.