Jewish community center, synagogue firebombed in Ukraine

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 25, 2014 00:24




A Jewish community center and synagogue were firebombed in Ukraine late Monday, according to the Chabad Lubavitch organization.

Fears that the tumult in Ukraine would place the Jewish community in harm’s way appeared to be realized late Monday, when Chabad, the religious outreach program which has managed to create a global presence, said that Molotov cocktails were hurled at a newly built facility in the southeastern Ukraine town of Zaporozhye.

Chabad officials said the damage was “mostly cosmetic” and there do not appear to be any casualties. The assailants are believed to have immediately fled the scene, though they were caught on camera in the act.

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