Arsonists set fire to synagogue on Greek island of Corfu

| April 19, 2011

Arsonists set fire to a synagogue on the Greek island of Corfu early on Tuesday, damaging prayer books but causing no injuries, in the third such attack in Greece in less than two years, police said.

The arson attack, staged just as the Passover festival was starting, alarmed the country's dwindling Jewish community.

"The door was violated and two empty gazoline canisters were found in the synagogue," said a police officer, who declined to be named. "At least 30 books were damaged in the blaze."

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