Cairo synagogue bombed


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A suitcase containing a homemade bomb was thrown at Cairo’s central synagogue.

A man threw the suitcase, containing gasoline and an igniter, at the synagogue early Sunday morning. The bomb exploded on the sidewalk outside the synagogue but no one was injured and the synagogue was undamaged, Reuters reported.

The man, who reportedly had checked into a hotel across the street from the synagogue, fled the scene.

The Shaar Hashamayim synagogue is the only one in Egypt that still holds services, on the High Holidays. It was built in 1899.

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