A Jewish synagogue on the Greek island of Corfu was targeted in a late-night arson attack that damaged books and community documents, local police said on Tuesday. The unknown assailants broke into the synagogue in the old town of the island's capital after 3 am by forcing open a back door into the 19th century building, a senior officer said.
They made a pile of books and documents in front of the rabbi's platform, or bimah, on the synagogue's first floor and set them on fire, he said. The synagogue was closed at the time and nobody was injured. (AFP)