Japan: Man arrested after ramming barricade near Israeli embassy in Tokyo

Source: Reuters

“A 53-year-old man was arrested in Tokyo on Thursday after crashing a car into a barricade near the entrance of the Israeli embassy and injuring a police officer, authorities said. Police said the suspect was a member of a right-wing organisation, without elaborating, and that a policeman in his 20s sustained non-life threatening injuries. … The incident happened at an area near the embassy which has been the site of a handful of pro-Palestinian demonstrations in recent weeks against Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip.” (11/16/23)