Menorah (stock image)
Menorah (stock image) Flash 90

A menorah in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev was vandalized Sunday night, just days after an earlier incident of vandalism targeting the Jewish symbol during the Hanukkah holiday.

The menorah, located in the Podil neighborhood of Kiev, once home to a large Jewish population – including Israel’s first female Prime Minister, Golda Meir – was found smeared with blood at approximately 7:00 p.m. local time Sunday evening. It is believed that the blood used to deface the menorah was animal blood, though it is unclear which type of animal was used.

Two days earlier, vandals spray painted a swastika on the menorah.

Kiev police received a complaint regarding the vandalism, and have opened an investigation into what they called an “act of hooliganism”.

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