Greek, Israeli PMs speak after embassy attack

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of the attack on the Israeli Embassy in Athens, it emerged on Saturday.

Nobody was hurt in the predawn raid on Friday, when more than 50 shots were fired from Kalashnikov assault rifles at the building near central Athens.

Netanyahu reportedly offered Israel’s assistance in investigating the attack and it is believed that agents from the country’s intelligence service, Mossad, are in Athens to cooperate with Greek authorities.

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman suggested that the attack was provoked by anti-Israeli comments. “The attack on the Israeli Embassy in Athens is another link in a chain of violent actions that has resulted from anti-Israeli incitement disseminated around the world by leaders of the Palestinian Authority and pro-Palestinian organizations,” he said.