Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv Vandalized

YERUSHALAYIM -

Amid the ongoing row over Poland’s new Holocaust speech law, Warsaw’s embassy in Tel Aviv was painted with swastikas and anti-Polish slogans, according to media reports.

The graffiti was found on gates at the entrance to the Polish embassy, according to the police foreign press spokesperson.

Police have opened an investigation into the incident.

The controversy flared up again over Shabbos as Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki sought to downplay his country’s role in the Holocaust, saying that “there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian; not only German perpetrators.”

The remark drew an immediate condemnation from Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his visit to Germany.