Burning object hurled at Israeli embassy in The Hague, suspect arrested

In recent months, heightened security measures have been implemented at Israeli embassies worldwide amidst escalating tensions following attacks by Hamas in Gaza.

Dutch authorities reported a burning object was thrown at the Israeli embassy in the city of The Hague early Thursday morning, and they have a suspect in custody in connection with the incident.

Officials from both the police department and the embassy declined to provide further details regarding the nature of the object. However, police did confirm in a post on the social media platform X that no injuries occurred during the event, which remains under investigation.

The alleged attack comes amid a rapid rise in the number of hate crimes being reported across Europe since the outbreak of conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip last October. Authorities have not yet determined if this incident was motivated by bias or extremist ideology.

Heightened security measures were implemented at the Israeli embassy in The Hague, Netherlands after receiving threats.

Security measures have been enhanced at Israeli embassies worldwide as Israel’s military conducts an offensive operation in Gaza, following attacks by Hamas on October 7th. According to figures from the Israeli government cited by AFP, the Hamas attacks resulted in around 1,160 deaths in Israel, primarily civilians.

Subsequently, Israel’s military has carried out a relentless ground and air campaign in Gaza that has killed 31,988 people, most of them women and children, as reported by the Hamas-run health ministry in the densely populated Gaza Strip.

In February, a bomb threat occurred at the official residence of the Israeli ambassador in The Hague. Law enforcement cordoned off the area, though no explosives were ultimately found.
At that time, authorities in The Hague had implemented emergency security protocols around the Israeli embassy there due to an unspecified threat.
Back in January, what was suspected to be an explosive device was discovered outside the Israeli embassy in Sweden. Authorities are investigating this incident as a potential ‘terrorist act.’


(The article has been modified using artificial intelligence (AI) tools.)