Poland seeks explanation for insult, assault on envoy in Israel
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Poland's foreign ministry says it has summoned Israel's ambassador to the country to explain why the Polish ambassador to Israel was assaulted and insulted on the streets of Tel Aviv.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has condemned the “racist” and “xenophobic” attack in a tweet.
The suspect was identified as Arik Lederman, 65, the Times of Israel reported.
The Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court released Lederman from custody, saying the case was not complex and there was little risk that Lederman would be able to obstruct the investigation.
“There is no doubt,” Judge Alaa Masarwa’a wrote, “that an assault and spitting at a diplomatic personage is contemptible, and makes the [assailant] an embarrassment to the rest of Israel’s citizens.”-AP