Chabad school burned in Ukraine

Vandals set fire to the Simcha Chabad Day School in Kiev.

Wednesday afternoon’s fire was set to the emergency door. It caused damage to a hallway and the electrical supply.

Ukraine law enforcement agencies are investigating. No arrests have been reported.

told JTA that students at the school this week were threatened with anti-Semitic slogans.

Ukraine has been hit by a spate of anti-Semitic attacks in the past two months. Ukrainian law enforcement has been criticized for its lax response.

“Ukrainian authorities must take strong measures to stop the activities of all groups that incite interethnic and interfaith hatred in the country,” said Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich, one of the chief rabbis of Ukraine.

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