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Vandalism strikes Iranian synagogue in Beverly Hills, police investigating

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Police
said they are investigating the incident as a hate crime but found
“no overt signs of antisemitism.”

The
Beverly Hills Police Department is “actively investigating”
after a synagogue was vandalized in the City of Beverly Hills
overnight, the police department said in a media release on Saturday
night, Israel time. Police responded to the call at the Nessah
Synagogue “shortly after 7 a.m.” local time on Saturday,
after an employee notified security when he “found an open door
and items ransacked inside the synagogue,” the police said in
the release. Nessah Synagogue was estalished in 1980 by Persian Jews
who immigrated to Los Angeles from Tehran after the Islamic
Revolution. Investigators believe a “lone male suspect”
aged 20 to 25 is responsible for the crime and committed a number of
other vandalisms in the area. The suspect overturned furniture in the
building as well as “damaged several Jewish relics,”
according to the statement. Fortunately the Synagogue’s “main
scrolls remained unscathed,” and disruption was “primarily
to the synagogue’s interior contents,” with “very limited
structural damage.”

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