Terror suspects offered money to target Jewish site in Greece

People walk past the entrance of an Israeli restaurant, following the arrest by Greek police of two suspected members of a group that was planning an attack against the restaurant, in Athens, Greece, on March 29, 2023. [Louiza Vradi/Reuters]

Greek authorities said police were continuing searches in Athens and other parts of the country Wednesday following the arrest of two suspects accused of planning an attack at Jewish center in a busy downtown area of the Greek capital.

The two men, described of being of Pakistani origin but not further identified, were charged Tuesday with terrorism offenses, while a third man believed to be in Iran was charged in absentia.

Rabbi Mendel Hendel, who runs the Chabad Jewish center, said he learned about the planned attack on the news. "Thank God we are safe. We're grateful that this act of terrorism was prevented," Hendel said in a statement with his wife Nechama e-mailed to the Associated Press.

"We would like to publicly thank the Greek authorities." Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu late Tuesday said his country's intelligence agency Mossad helped...

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