Five detained for trying to enter Israeli consulate in Istanbul
ISTANBUL - The Associated PressPolice have detained five people who tried to break into Israel’s consulate in Istanbul to protest Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Aug. 22
The Israeli military carried out a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip late on Aug. 21, targeting Hamas positions in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that hit an Israeli border town.
Anadolu Agency said the five entered a business center housing the consulate and were detained by police who were called to the scene. Security around the building was increased, it reported said.
The incident comes just days after Turkey’s parliament approved a reconciliation pact reached with Israel last month, ending a six-year rift and paving the way for the mutual re-appointment of ambassadors.