Security Alert After Suspiciou...


Security Alert After Suspicious Package Sent To Israeli Embassy

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:27 22 Mar 2024

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There's been a major security alert at the Israeli embassy in Dublin after a package of white powder was sent in the post.

The ambassador also received a death threat sparking an evacuation of the building.

An investigation is underway by Gardaí after this package containing powder was sent to the Israeli embassy on Thursday last week.

It resulted in the building being evacuated and the EOD team from the Defence Forces, that is responsible for dealing with suspicious packages, being drafted in.

It was taken away by soldiers in hazmat suits but was later found to be sugar according to the Irish Times.

The package also contained images of the bodies of Israelis who were murdered by Hamas and a photo of the Israeli ambassador to Ireland Dana Erlich saying "you are next".

It's believed a security review will be carried out by gardaí following an increasing number of threats.

In a statement the embassy says threats of violence and intimidation need to be called out;

"We cannot and will not be silenced or intimidated and must continue our work defending Israel which is fighting an immediate threat by a genocidal terror organisation."

It went on to say; "The incident shows that much of the opposition to Israel stems from extremism and hatred, and not about the welfare of the Palestinians."

A garda spokeperson says: "Gardaí were alerted to a suspicious package at a premises on the Shelbourne Road, Dublin 4 on Thursday morning, 14th of March 2024.

"A cordon was put in place around the area and the services of the army EOD team requested. The package was subsequently deemed safe and a hoax.

Investigations are ongoing."

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