Friday 21 February 2020

Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam targeted with fake bomb

Photo: Federatief Joods Nederland via Twitter

The suspicious package left outside a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam, sparking a major security scare, did not contain explosives, police confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

The Amstelveenseweg was sealed off and locals urged to leave the area while explosives experts checked out the box, which was lightly sealed with tape and had a wire sticking out. It had been placed by the main door of the kosher eatery, which was not open at the time.

The HaCarmel first hit the headlines at the end of 2017 when a Palestinian man smashed its main window. According to a spokesman for the family who own the restaurant, this is the fourth incident in two years.

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