(JTA) — Anti-Semitic graffiti was painted on a synagogue in the capital of Moldova.
Swastikas, the symbol of the Nazi SS and nationalist statements were found painted on the entrance of the main synagogue in Kishinev earlier this week.
Jewish community leaders gathered Tuesday at the defaced synagogue to discuss how to stop such attacks.
Moldova’s interim president, Mihai Ghimpu, on Wednesday condemned the act, calling it an attack against interethnic relations in the country.
Last December, protesters chanting anti-Semitic slogans, led by a minister, destroyed a menorah placed in the capital for Chanukah.
More than 10,000 Jews are living in Moldova, according to reports. Prior to World War II, more than 100,000 had lived in the country.