Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ukraine: Chief Rabbi's home attacked (third time in past month)

A group of armed criminals attacked the residence of Chief Rabbi of Kiev and Ukraine Yaakov Dov Bleich located not far from Kiev in Belgorodka. 
The incident took place at night on May 23. The criminals tried to attack military security guards, located near the fence of the house, executive director of the country's Jewish Confederation Inna Ioffe told 112 Ukraine TV channel. 
"They were attacked by people who came up to the house in a jeep. They wore camouflage uniform, masks and had automates 
"But when they laid our security guards to the ground, when they threatened them, they also cried that they would burn the house, kill the people, and they voiced direct threats," the Jewish organization director said. 
According to her, it is the third attack to the residence for less than a month. She considers it an attempt to intimidate the Jewish community on the eve of elections.
More: Interfax

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