Blast at Israeli Embassy in India
Following the attack that targeted the Israeli embassy in India on Tuesday, popular news platform Ynet has reported that other embassies of Israel around the world have been put on a high security alert, with some temporarily halting operations.
Fortunately, the Tuesday explosion did not cause any injuries. However, Indian media said yesterday that a letter addressing Naor Gilon, the Israeli ambassador for India, was found near the scene of the blast. The content of the letter is yet to be made public. But reports say the letter was “abusive” and mentioned Israel Defense Forces’ military operation in Gaza.
Since October 7th, when the Hamas-Israel war began after Palestinian terrorists attacked Israel, killing over 1,000 people, Jews around the world have been asked to be on high alert as antisemitism continues to rise. At the start of December, the National Security Council recommended that Israelis minimize trips abroad and requested those who must travel to foreign countries to avoid displaying their Jewish identities.
Israel’s National Security Council Asks Jews in India to Stay Vigilant
On Wednesday morning, the Council advised Israelis in New Delhi, India, to be more vigilant, adding that the blast on the embassy was possibly a terror attack. India-based Jews have been asked to avoid crowded areas like markets and malls.
Meanwhile, Indian media says the police are looking for two suspects seen in the security footage within Israel’s embassy. Israeli security agencies are collaborating with Indian authorities to find the two and determine whether they were involved in the explosion.
Was IRGC Behind the Explosion?
This is not the first time the Israeli embassy in India has been attached. In 2021, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) caused a blast at the facility, damaging several cars. The latest attack came a few days after an IRGC senior official was killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria.
Several Iranian news outlets reported that top IRGC officials declared revenge against Israel following General Razi Mousavi’s death. Now, Indian police are suspecting that the militia group could be behind Tuesday’s blast.