Two detained following attack on Israeli students in Warsaw

Police detained two foreigners who are suspected of taking part in beating Israeli students near one of the night clubs in central Warsaw on Saturday night.

Polish MFA condemns attack on Israeli students in Warsaw

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Police reported on Wednesday that it had apprehended two Dutch nationals of Armenian heritage near the city of Poznań in western Poland. According to the findings, two suspects have since left the country, including the alleged “main assailant” who has Palestinian roots.

On Saturday night at around 5 am, four Israeli nationals were attacked when they left a nightclub in central Warsaw and waited for a taxi. Investigators report that they were approached by three men, one of whom shouted that he is from Palestine. The beating has been described by Polish authorities as a racist attack.

The Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz condemned the attack on Monday. “Polish authorities will do what they can to apprehend and punish perpetrators of the attack on Israeli students. Such an incident should not take place on the Polish soil,” he said.

Marek Magierowski, the Polish ambassador to Israel also referred to the attack:

The investigation is ongoing.