Caracas, Venezuela – Representatives of Venezuela’s Jewish population say a community center has been attacked by unidentified assailants who threw an explosive at the building.
Abraham Garzon is president of the Jewish Community Center located in downtown Caracas. He says a small explosive resembling a pipe bomb was lobbed at the building before dawn. The explosion damaged the doors to the center, but nobody was injured by the blast.
It was the second attack against a Jewish institution this year.
A Caracas synagogue was ransacked and vandalized last month. The assailants shattered religious objects, spray-painted “Jews, get out” on the temple’s walls and stole a computer database with names and addresses of Jews living in Venezuela.