Greek envoy apologizes over mob attack on 'Post' reporter

June 7, 2012 19:11


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Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Loukakis sent a letter to The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, strongly condemning a mob attack against Post reporter Gil Shefler in Athens two days earlier.

Shefler was assaulted in the Greek capital while trying to film a mob attack outside the National Archeological Museum. Gang members who were beating refugees, migrants and homeless people turned on Shefler after he took his camera out, chased him down the street and brutally beat him.

In a letter addressed to the Post's Editor-in-Chief Steve Linde, Loukakis said that "the Greek government unreservedly condemns the attack" and stated that the police were conducting a thorough investigation into the incident.

Shefler was rushed to the hospital following the assault where he received treatment for head and chest wounds. He was later released in good condition and returned safely to Israel.

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