Attack on Polish parliament ‘motivated by antisemitism’

By Sandy Rashty, November 21, 2012
A view of the Polish parliament (Photo: AP)

A view of the Polish parliament (Photo: AP)

A Polish man was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to blow up Parliament.

The man, who has not been named, was reportedly motivated by far-right nationalism and antisemitism.

According to Reuters, prosecutor Piotr Krason told a news conference: “The suspect does not belong to a political group or party.

“He claims that he was acting on nationalistic, antisemitic and xenophobic motives.”

Polish police are also investigating an attack on more than 20 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in Lodz, which occurred on Monday evening.

Last updated: 4:04pm, November 21 2012