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BBC reports:

Eleven people – including seven police officers – have been arrested over the ransacking of a synagogue in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

Armed men broke into the building last week and daubed slogans including “Jews get out” on the walls before destroying religious objects.

Critics of President Hugo Chavez have accused him of stoking anti-Semitism by pursuing anti-Israeli foreign policies.

But Mr Chavez condemned the attack and promised to find those responsible.

At least one of those arrested was reported to be a security guard working at the synagogue.

Very scary stuff. Let’s hope that if guilty, these suspects, especially the police officers, don’t just get a slap on the wrist.

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