Representatives of Venezuela’s Jewish population said Feb. 26 that unidentified assailants threw an improvised explosive at a community center in La Florida district of Caracas in a pre-dawn attack. The explosion damaged the doors to the center and blew out a window of a nearby car, but there were no injuries. Abraham Garzón, president of the Jewish Community Center located in the downtown district, said: “The damage, really, is spiritual because it seems there are some people in our country who want to use terrorism.” (El Tiempo de Venezuela, Feb. 27; AP, Reuters, Feb. 26)
The attack comes on the heels of the ransacking of a Venezuelan synagogue.
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