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Swedish Synagogue Hit By Stone-Throwing Vandals

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(JTA) — The synagogue of the city of Malmo in southern Sweden had one of its windows shattered when unidentified vandals hurled stones at it.

The incident occurred earlier this month but was reported in Swedish media Tuesday, after police arrived at the building on Monday night because of a separate incident, which turned out to be a false alarm, the Aftonbladet daily reported.

Fredrik Sieradzki, a spokesperson for the local Jewish community, told the TT news agency that the earlier incident happened on Oct. 7 and that it is not yet clear whether it was a hate crime targeting the congregation.

Dozens of anti-Semitic incidents are recorded annually in Malmo, a city where first- and second- generation immigrants from the Middle East make up one-third of a population of roughly 300,000. Several hundred Jews live there.

Fred Kahn, a former leader of the local Jewish community, told JTA that most incidents are perpetrated by Muslims or Arabs.

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