Molotov cocktail thrown at Chicago synagogue


WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Molotov cocktail was thrown at a Chicago synagogue on Monday morning.

No one was hurt in the fire bomb attack on Temple Sholom of Chicago, located in a North Side neighborhood of the city, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The incident is being investigatged as a hate crime.

Police were notified just before 2 a.m. Monday of a fire at the synagogue. When they arrived, they discovered a small fire on the wall in a fenced-in playground area.

The newspaper reported that someone had thrown a bottle stuffed with a rag soaked in an unidentified liquid accelerant toward the building. Almost no damage to the wall was visible after the fire was put out.

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