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September 12, 2016 3:25 pm

Jerusalem Synagogue Vandalized With Crosses

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The vandalized Jerusalem synagogue. Photo: Israel Police spokesperson's unit.

The vandalized Jerusalem synagogue. Photo: Israel Police spokesperson’s unit.

JNS.org – A Jerusalem synagogue was defaced with black crosses spray-painted on an outside wall, according to the Israel Police.

A forensic team and detectives were called to the scene and an investigation has been launched into the September 11 incident, according to police spokesperson Luba Samri.

Samir said neither a clear motive nor suspects have been identified.

Wadie Abunassar, an adviser to the Catholic church in Israel, condemned the incident on his Facebook page.

“All peoples should respect each other, especially the others’ holy sites,” he wrote.

Jewish religious buildings around Israel have been targeted in similar hate crimes recently.

A Tel Aviv synagogue was spray-painted with a picture of Hitler’s face and Nazi slogans in January, and, a month later, a Jewish man was arrested for hanging a pig’s foot at the Arad synagogue entrance.

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