Monday, September 18, 2006

Synagogue fired upon in Norway

Rabbi Joav Melchior stands in front of his Oslo
synagogue, where bullet holes are clearly visible

Norway's Aftenposten reports that a synagogue in Oslo was fired on over the weekend. Thankfully, nobody was injured in the attack. But this comes just a month after a Jewish cemetery was vandalized and stones thrown at a window at the synagogue.

The article doesn't speculate who may have been responsible, but Miryam Shomrat, Israeli ambassador to Norway said:
We don't know who's doing this, whether it's Norwegians or foreigners," Shomrat said. "But the fact that there's been an increase (in attacks) and that it's happening in Oslo must be taken very seriously by the political community.
I have serious doubts that some blonde, blue-eyed guy named Olaf was responsible.

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