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Poland demands reaction over assault of ambassador to Israel

AP  |  Warsaw (Poland) 

Poland's on Wednesday condemned what he described as a "xenophobic" attack on the country's to on a street.

Israeli officials have expressed at the attack and said they were investigating the assault on Marek Magierowski on Tuesday.

The incident comes amid a bitter standoff between and over how to remember the Holocaust and over demands that pay reparations for former Jewish properties that were seized by Nazi Germany and later nationalised by Poland's communist regime.

Israeli was summoned to the on Wednesday over the assault.

Michal Dworczyk, the of Morawiecki's office, said the expects the perpetrator to be punished.

Polish expressed his concern at what he described as a "racist" attack.

"strongly condemns this xenophobic act of aggression. Violence against diplomats or any other citizens should never be tolerated," Morawiecki said.

Israeli foreign ministry spokesman, Emmanuel Nahshon, said the assault was being investigated and expressed "fullest sympathy to the and our at the attack.

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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 15:46 IST