An employee of the Israeli Embassy in Beijing was stabbed, informed Israel’s foreign ministry on Friday. The Israeli diplomat is under treatment at a hospital, and his condition is reported to be stable.
The reason behind the attack is not ascertained. No one has taken responsibility for this stabbing incident.
This incident comes at a time of escalated tension between Israel and Hamas. The Palestinian organization has given a call for a “day of rage” on Friday. In response, Israelis and Jews worldwide have been advised to be on high alert.
The attack on the Israeli diplomat has further strained relations between Israel and China, with Israel’s envoy to Beijing expressing “deep disappointment” over China’s lack of condemnation of the recent Hamas attacks.