Jerusalem Synagogue Set Ablaze by Vandals

The Hanichei HaYeshivot study hall in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot was torched Sunday. No one was injured in the incident.

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Chana Ya'ar,

Fireman at Jerusalem fire
Fireman at Jerusalem fire
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A synagogue in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Ramot was torched by unidentified vandals Sunday.

Officials said arson is suspected in the destruction at the Hanichei HaYeshivot study hall.

Investigators discovered that a flammable liquid had been poured on items at three separate locations within the building, and then ignited.

A student who studies at the yeshiva raced into the building when he saw the flames, according to a witness. He helped fight the blaze until firefighters arrived, but was unhurt.

There were no injuries. Authorities have opened an investigation.