The Central Jewish Council of Greece has urged authorities to take 'all measures' to arrest those responsible for the “profane” spray painting of anti-Semitic slogans at a recently restored synagogue in Trikala, which is the latest in a series of similar incidents.
“Shameful and insulting slogans, which profane the recently restored historic synagogue of Trikala, provoke indignation and deep sadness,” Greek Jewish authorities said in a statement.
“Jewish snakes out,” was one of the slogans splattered in bright blue paint on the wall of the building, one of the oldest synagogues in the country, around 300 kilometers north of Athens.
Authorities said the incident showed “the struggle against anti-Semitism must continue” while calling on Greek authorities to take “all measures to arrest those behind this desecration and protect Jewish sites in Trikala,” one of Greece’s oldest Jewish communities going back centuries.
There has been a spate of similar incidents in Greece, where the Jewish community today numbers just a few thousand.