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Molotov cocktail thrown at synagogue in Turkey

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ISTANBUL—A man threw a Molotov cocktail at a synagogue in Izmir, Turkey, but it fell outside onto the sidewalk, the Turkish Jewish magazine Salom reported.

No damage at the Beth Israel Synagogue was reported

In a statement, the Turkish Jewish community lauded the Izmir Security Directorate for responding decisively in apprehending the suspect and denounced “this heinous attack threatening our lives, peace and unity.”

According to Salom magazine,  the Istanbul lawmaker for the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, Mustafa Yeneroğlu, condemned the attack on social media, saying, “There is no difference between attacks targeting synagogues, churches and mosques; they all target social peace with their hate.”


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