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Swastikas Painted On Hasidic Jerusalem Syngagogue

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Swastikas were painted on the walls inside a synagogue in central Jerusalem.

The swastikas were painted on the walls of the Hasidic Lelov synagogue in Jerusalem’s Nachalot neighborhood, as well as on the outside walls of nearby apartment buildings. The vandal or vandals also attempted to set fire to religious books in the synagogue, according to police.

צלבי קרס רוססו על קירות בית כנסת בירושלים. כמו כן נעשה ניסיון להצית ספרים. שוטרים שהגיעו למקום החלו באיסוף ממצאים ופתחו בחקירה pic.twitter.com/NEBtk6cgH4

— משטרת ישראל (@IL_police) June 21, 2017

No suspects have been identified in the vandalism, which was discovered Wednesday morning.

Swastika attacks on synagogues in Israel reportedly are rare.

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