Police said a synagogue on the Greek island of Crete has been targeted by arsonists for the second time in three weeks.
Anunknown number of people entered the building in the city of Hania,broke through a first-floor door and started a fire, they said.
The fire brigade said the blaze partly destroyed thesynagogue's wooden ceiling, as well as many of its archives, computersand CDs. It estimated the damage at $43,000.
The attack occurred around 4 a.m. (0200 GMT) Saturday.
Policesaid about 2,500 books, many of them rare editions, have been destroyedin this and a previous arson attack three weeks ago.