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11 arrested in synagogue attack

February 09, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Authorities arrested 11 people, including seven police officers, suspected of carrying out an attack on a Caracas synagogue that raised concerns of rising anti-Semitism in Venezuela, officials said.

The attorney general's office said an agent of the federally controlled investigative police force and one of the synagogue's security guards were among those arrested during raids over the weekend. On Jan. 30, about 15 people overpowered two security guards at the Tiferet Israel Synagogue, shattering religious objects and spray-painting "Jews, get out" on the walls.

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