Torah Scrolls Cast Aground in Tel Zion (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 05/22/12)
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Members of the Tehilat David congregation in Tel Zion arrived at
sunrise on Tuesday to find the synagogue had been burglarized and
three Torah scrolls thrown on the ground.
Tehilat David caretaker Rabbi Shai Dabush said that the burglars left
nothing unopened. Cabinets, charity boxes, and the ark where the
Torah scrolls were stored were all broken open.
"When we discovered the break in, we saw an open window," Rabbi
Dabush said. "Apparently the burglars forced it open and entered
there. Under the window they left the screen. We found three Torah
scrolls thrown on the floor in contempt, one was desecrated and torn."
"They also broke open the charity boxes," Dabush said. "This is
probably why they came, to take the money."
Dabush called the police who have launched an investigation. Sources
say investigators believe the vandals are PA Arabs from nearby al-
Birah. Police, however, stress the investigation is not yet complete.
Tel Zion is a religious Jewish community in the Binyamin region of
Samaria (Shomron). It lies between Beit El and Ramah.
The Arab village of al-Birah, a suburb of Ramallah, is less than ten
minutes away. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/22/12)
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