Israelis Urged to Avoid Greece

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli Foreign Ministry posted a travel warning on its Web site, urging Israelis to avoid major Greek cities, which have been dealing with mass rioting for three days.

The riots, which began Saturday, are reportedly in reaction to the death of Alexandros Grigoropoulos, 15, shot by a policeman in a troublesome neighborhood in Athens.

From Thessaloniki in the north to Crete in the south, to Athens and Larissa in the center of the country, masked gangs threw Molotov cocktails and rocks through windows and torched stores, buildings, shops and banks.

In Athens, youth set the city's huge Christmas tree in Syntagma Square on fire, while others rioters surrounded a small fire truck, smashing its windows and setting it on fire.

Details of the shooting incident have not been revealed, but the two police officers involved have been arrested, one charged with murder and the other as an accomplice.

The boy died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Source: YNet news

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