Brazilian synagogue damaged by Molotov cocktails

August 6, 2006 00:28


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A synagogue in southeastern Brazil sustained minor damage after attackers threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at the building early Saturday, authorities said. Three or four unidentified people attacked the synagogue in Campinas, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Sao Paulo, and painted "Lebanon, the true Holocaust" on the sidewalk, the press office of the Sao Paulo State Public Safety Department said. Authorities said windows and the synagogue's main entrance were damaged but no one was injured in the incident. A small fire broke out but was rapidly contained by passers-by. No arrests had been made. Eight Brazilians have been killed in Israel's month-old military offensive against Hizbullah guerrillas in Lebanon, including a teenager who was fighting for Hizbullah.

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