Belfast synagogue vandalized on back-to-back days

A window was smashed on successive days at a synagogue in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The vandalism at the Belfast Hebrew Congregation took place July 18 and 19, the BBC reported. In the latter incident, the replacement window was shattered.

Police are treating the vandalism as a religious hate crime. It was not clear whether the attack was related to Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip. — jta