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Anti-Semitic scandal in Ukraine: Neo-Nazis desecrate grave of Rabbi Nachman
10:21, 21 December 2016
Anti-Semitic scandal in Ukraine: Neo-Nazis desecrate grave of Rabbi Nachman

Attackers sprayed tear gas and threw at worshippers a pig’s head with swastika cut on it

10:21, 21 December 2016

Anti-Semitic attack in Uman
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A shocking incident took place over the night in Uman, central Ukraine. A group of anti-Semitic activists attacked Jewish worshippers who came to the grave of their spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman. They were sprayed with tear gas, and one of the thugs tossed a pig’s head with swastika cut on it, spilling a lot of fake blood on the floor, ynetnews.com reports.  

Anti-Semitic attack in Uman 2
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The incident took place in the large building in the tomb compound at around 2 a.m., when a pack of skinheads entered and began shouting racist remarks in Russian at the Jewish worshippers, who managed to capture the harrowing images on their cellphone cameras. 

Anti-Semitic attack in Uman 3
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By Wednesday morning, no one had been arrested for the attack but those praying at the site during the incident were grateful that the attack was not accompanied by more physical violence. 'We were saved thanks to the kindness of heaven,' said one of the worshippers.

As 112 International reported, thousands of Hassids annually come to Uman, Cherkasy region, central Ukraine. Thus, they pay tribute to their spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman, who was buried there. His grave is considered one of the most respected places for Hassidic pilgrims.

Source: Ynetnews

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