A paper fuse on an explosive device made from a small camping gas canister apparently was lit, but burned out before it could do any damage at the entrance of the Chabad House in Florence, Italy, over the weekend, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The device was reportedly discovered during the day Saturday but not reported to police until Saturday night after Shabbat.
Also on Saturday, thousands of people, many of them Muslim, staged a march in Rome which included placards showing swastikas superimposed on the Star of David. About 300 people staged a counterdemonstration in Rome’s historic Jewish ghetto neighborhood.
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Last week, red paint was thrown at the front of the synagogue in Pisa.
In November Islamic terrorists targeted the Mumbai Chabad House where they kidnapped, tortured and murdered their Jewish hostages.