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Greek mob attacks Jerusalem Post reporter

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Greece has condemned a mob attack on Jerusalem Post reporter Gil Shefler. Greek Ambassador Kyriakos Loukakis sent a letter to the paper on June 7 apologizing for the June 5 assault. He wrote that “the Greek government unreservedly condemns the attack.”

Shefler, a former JTA intern, was attacked in Athens while trying to film outside the National Archeological Museum, where gang members were beating migrants, refugees and the homeless.

The mob turned on Shefler, who was hospitalized for head and chest wounds. He is in good condition and has returned to Israel, according to the Post.

A bloodied Shefler can be seen in his video of the incident. — jta


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