Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Danish buses set aflame in suspected anti-Israel attack

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
May 9, 2015 08:37

Four buses burned, more vandalized, with graffiti calling to "boycott Israel" and "Free Gaza."

Denmark Israel

Danish bus ads targeting products from Israeli settlements.. (photo credit:FACEBOOK)

Four Copenhagen buses were found engulfed in flames Friday morning in a suspected arson attack that authorities say could be linked to anti-Israel motives, according to a Copenhagen Post report.

Several other buses were found vandalized, covered in anti-Israel graffiti calling to "boycott Israel" and "Free Gaza."



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



The attack comes a week after a pro-Palestinian group was ordered by Mavia, the country's bus operator, to take down advertisements calling for a boycott of Israeli goods.

The advertisements which were removed from 35 public buses featured two woman beside the quote:  “Our conscience is clean! We neither buy products from the Israeli settlements nor invest in the settlement industry.”

Fathi el-Abed, a spokesman for the Danish Palestinian Friendship Association, condemned the Friday arson attack, calling it "a criminal act."

He told the Post he fears that young a Palestinian would be held accountable for the act. 

Local police are still investigating the circumstances of the attack and are searching for witnesses.

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • denmark
  • current world news
  • israel boycott
  • diaspora
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    DIARY on display at the US Holocaust Museum
    April 28, 2017
    US Holocaust Museum condemns reported persecution of gay men in Chechnya

    By JTA

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 13 - 27
      Beer Sheva
      14 - 23
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 13 - 24
      Jerusalem
      16 - 23
      Haifa
    • 22 - 33
      Elat
      16 - 31
      Tiberias