Paris-area synagogue set ablaze
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Paris-area synagogue set ablaze

(JTA) — Unidentified individuals started a fire inside a synagogue near Paris and drew a swastika on its wall.

The signs of the fire were found in the main hall of the synagogue in the Garges suburb on Jan. 1, according to the National Bureau for Vigilance against anti-Semitism, or BNVCA. Little damage was reported.

Police were looking into the case, the report said.

In Garges last month, several assailants attacked a young Jewish man at a public park while he was walking his dog. During the Dec. 16 attack, one of the three assailants said they would kill him like Ilan Halimi was killed after being beaten.

Halimi, a 26-year-old phone salesman from the Paris area, was abducted and tortured to death for over three weeks by a gang of criminals who targeted him because he was Jewish.

Police arrested one of the suspected assailants in the Dec. 16 assault, Le Parisien reported.