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Germany: Window smashed during suspected synagogue attack during Yom Kippur celebrations02:28

Germany: Window smashed during suspected synagogue attack during Yom Kippur celebrations

Germany, Hanover
October 6, 2022 at 23:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police in Hanover are investigating an alleged attack on a synagogue on Thursday during Yom Kippur celebrations.

Rabbi Shlomo Afanasev claims an unidentified individual threw a stone at a window, smashing a pane of glass near worshippers.

"It was a stone or certainly something heavy and big and it was thrown at the window and here the glass was broken, here there were a lot of women and visitors who noticed everything and immediately told the police everything," the rabbi said.

“There were many people who were standing by the windows. It could be, I don't theoretically erase what could have been a spontaneous act, but a spontaneous act against this synagogue is also an attack," he added.

There were approximately 150 worshippers inside the synagogue when the alleged attack took place. Fortunately, no one was injured

Germany: Window smashed during suspected synagogue attack during Yom Kippur celebrations02:28
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Police in Hanover are investigating an alleged attack on a synagogue on Thursday during Yom Kippur celebrations.

Rabbi Shlomo Afanasev claims an unidentified individual threw a stone at a window, smashing a pane of glass near worshippers.

"It was a stone or certainly something heavy and big and it was thrown at the window and here the glass was broken, here there were a lot of women and visitors who noticed everything and immediately told the police everything," the rabbi said.

“There were many people who were standing by the windows. It could be, I don't theoretically erase what could have been a spontaneous act, but a spontaneous act against this synagogue is also an attack," he added.

There were approximately 150 worshippers inside the synagogue when the alleged attack took place. Fortunately, no one was injured