Tunisian synagogue vandalized for third time

A synagogue in Sfax, Tunisia, was vandalized for the third time on April 30, according to various reports.

Local media put the blame on teenagers from a nearby high school. The same reports suggested that the assault on the building was not religiously motivated, and that the students were just “having some fun,” according to French-language news site DesInfos.com.

Though no longer in service — for lack of religious patrons — the synagogue houses many religious texts, including Torah scrolls.

The site had previously been vandalized in August of 2011 and December of 2012.

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