Israeli consulate in Marseille evacuated amid bomb fear
Israel's consulate in the southern French port city of Marseille was evacuated on Tuesday after an anonymous caller made a bomb threat and a suspicious device was found in a van outside.
A source close to the security operation, said the call had been made to police, who deployed to the scene and found a Renault van with a pressure cooker and electric wiring visible inside.
A security cordon has been thrown up and a bomb disposal squad has begun to investigate the vehicle. The call was made at 8.20am (0620 GMT).
The bomb threat came as world leaders gathered in New York for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at which the Palestinian authority will seek recognition as a state despite Israeli opposition.
© 2011 AFP