'Maximum security' at 4 Israeli embassies due to threats

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 15, 2011 13:52

Foreign Ministry officials on Tuesday reported that security at four Israeli embassies abroad has been increased to the maximum level following "a number of unusual events against Israeli locations."

In addition, the Foreign Ministry said the four embassies were at risk of being closed due to the threats directed at them.

The ministry did not specificy which embassies it was referring to but representatives in Jerusalem said they have contacted the necessary officials throughout the world.

"At this point we estimate that a threat exists against the [four] locations and it is being dealt with," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. "The relevant Israeli authorities are in contact with the relevant authorities in the countries in question."


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