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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. – 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.

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“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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