Central Ukrainian synagogue vandalized


KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Two unidentified vandals threw red paint on the walls and windows of a synagogue in a central Ukrainian city.

In addition, anti-Semitic slogans were written on the walls of the synagogue in Kremenchug on Sunday night. The attackers also distributed anti-Semitic leaflets that read “Death to kikes!” throughout the building.

No one was hurt in the attack.

Local police are investigating, but no arrests have been reported. A police surveillance tape filmed the incident.

Local Jewish activists told JTA that in June, four unidentified vandals threw seven cans of brown paint on the synagogue in Kremenchug.  

Last summer, street lights near the synagogue were repaired to prevent vandalism.
Kremenchug, which has a population of about 232,000, is an important industrial town in the Poltava region and one of the leading industrial centers in Ukraine.

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