Ukrainian synagogue attacked


KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Several windows were shattered in an attack on a Ukrainian synagogue.

Vandals threw stones early Tuesday at the synagogue in Rovno in northwestern Ukraine. No one was hurt, and the vandals fled before police arrived. Law enforcement agencies are investigating.

Rabbi Shneur Shneerson, the chief rabbi of Rovno and the region, said he believes the attack could be in response to Sunday’s City Council elections.

But Gennady Fraerman, the leader of the Rovno city Jewish community and Hesed organization, told JTA he believes it was an act of hooliganism since several windows were shattered as well on two nearby buildings.

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