Another arson attack has taken place in Ukraine. This time in the old Jewish cemetery in Kolomyia, a town of around 61,000 people along the Prut River in the heart of the country.

The attack took place during the early hours of September 19th, the first Sabbath of the new year according to the Jewish religious calendar. The vandals set fire to the Ohel tzadik (a chapel or prayer hall at the grave of the righteous).

Police arrived at the scene before the fire brigade and managed to put out the fire themselves.

The night before there was another attack in which the gates of the cemetery were cut off and taken away, possibly in preparation for this attack.

The Jewish community reported the attacks and is offering a reward for information which leads to finding the culprits.

Source: The Euro-Asian Congress