The Danish representative office to the Palestinian Authority in
Ramallah said that they have received a death threat by phone on
Thursday morning.

Employees told IMEMC that at around 9:35 called them and threatened to kill everyone in the office if they do not leave the building.

The caller did not identify himself and did not reveal any reason for the threat.  The representative office removed the Danish flag from the building fearing attacks against their offices.

Danish officials believe the threat is related to the latest video released showing Danish youth mocking Prophet Mohammad.

Denmark is one of few countries who have a representative office in Ramallah to serve the Palestinian public.  Most of the countries have consulate offices in Jerusalem or Embassies in Tel Aviv, which are hardly accesible to Palestinians.

The youth, who belong to the right wing Danish Populist Party, were in a competition to draw the ugliest picture of the prophet which offended more than one billion Muslims around the globe.

This is the second time tension between Denmark and the Muslim world increase.  The first time was in September last year, when Danish Newspaper Jyllands-Posten published cartoons showing the prophet as a terrorist with a bomb on his head cover and other photos that were described by Muslims as offending.

This incidents comes shortly after quotations made by the Pope Benedict XVI during a lecture he gave in Germany saying that Islam was spread by force and that Islam is a violent religion.

The Pope recalled a debate between the Byzantine emperor Manuel II Paleologus and a Persian Muslim after the siege of Constantinople in 1391.

He quoted the emperor as saying: "Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

The Pope has later explained that the quotation does not necessarily express his own opinion, and met with ambassadors of Muslim countries to the Vatican.