Worshippers who arrived at the Avraham Atias Synagogue in Kiryat Malachi for morning services on Wednesday found hate slogans and a cross spray-painted on its walls.
The words 'Jehovah is a son of a bitch' were written near the entrance to the synagogue, and a cross was sprayed over the hate slogan.
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"It is a disgusting feeling to see your faith being cursed in this way," said Eitan, who prays at the synagogue. "Our community tries to help and support whomever we can, so I have no idea who would do such a terrible thing," he told Ynet.
Meir Ne'eman said his 84-year-old father prays at the synagogue every morning and keeps it clean. "I did not want him to see the graffiti, which I noticed as soon as we arrived. I waited for the end of the service to tell him. Meanwhile, the police arrived and collected fingerprints. I hope they'll find the criminal who did this," he told Ynet.
The worshippers found similar hate slogans, which were all erased, in nearby streets. Police have launched an investigation into the incident.
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