Israeli police arrested three Orthodox Jews suspected of setting fire to a conservative synagogue in Jerusalem and vandalizing a sanctuary of messianic Jews, reported Haaretz newspaper, quoting officials.
The suspects were arrested in the last two days, Jerusalem police spokeswoman Sigal Toledo said, adding that one of them is a minor.
The suspects, secular Jews who recently became religious, are suspected in the June 24th firebombing at the Ramot Forest synagogue, affiliated with the conservative stream of Judaism.
Several prayer books and chairs were lost in the fire. The damage was estimated at several thousands of dollars, said the daily.
The synagogue had been the target of demonstrations and protests by ultra-Orthodox Jews before.
In addition, the police suspect the three of attacking a sanctuary where Messianic Jews worship in downtown Jerusalem. That attack was two days after the firebombing at the Ramot synagogue, said the daily - Albawaba.com
© 2000 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com )