Lon­don sy­n­a­gogue van­dalised

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ROSA DOHERTY

PO­LICE ARE in­ves­ti­gat­ing an at­tack on a north Lon­don sy­n­a­gogue.

Van­dals smashed a win­dow at Cock­fos­ters & North South­gate Sy­n­a­gogue. The shul’s rabbi Daniel Epstein said the in­ci­dent had sad­dened his con­gre­ga­tion.

The shul has in­creased se­cu­rity un­der the ad­vice of the Com­mu­nity Se­cu­rity Trust and po­lice are ex­am­in­ing the sy­n­a­gogue’s CCTV record­ings to as­sist in their in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Lo­cal MP David Bur­rowes, a mem­ber of the All Party Par­lia­men­tary Group on An­ti­semitism, said he be­lieved the in­ci­dent to be an­ti­semitic.

Mr Bur­rowes said: “I ut­terly con­demn the at­tack. My con­stituents are used to liv­ing peace­fully along­side neigh­bours from all back­grounds and creeds.

“This nasty at­tack, and the hate­ful an­ti­semitism be­hind it, has no place here.”

Po­lice are also look­ing into pro-Pales­tinian posters that have been stuck on the win­dow of a Nor­wood char­ity shop in nearby South­gate.

A Nor­wood spokesman said the in­ci­dents had taken place over the past three weeks. Po­lice “have been in­volved from the start and have taken ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion,” he said.

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