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Neo-Nazi activities cause panic in Israeli city.

Byline: ANI

Jerusalem, Sep. 7 (ANI): Following the shocking discovery of anti-Semitic messages scrawled on the wall of a synagogue synagogue (sĭn`əgŏg) [Gr.,=assembly], in Judaism, a place of assembly for worship, education, and communal affairs. The origins of the institution are unclear. One tradition dates it to the Babylonian exile of the 6th cent. B.C.  located in the Israeli city of Petah Tikva, a resurgence of neo-Nazi activity is being feared in the region.

On Saturday, worshipers saw words "Long live Hitler the saint" scribbled in Hebrew on the building's walls, alongside a large black cross.

Inside, crosses were drawn on prayer brooks.

The worshipers waited for Shabbat to end before calling the police.

"We are sensitive to this incident because of the history of neo-Nazi activity here, and because a holy place has been desecrated des·e·crate  
tr.v. des·e·crat·ed, des·e·crat·ing, des·e·crates
To violate the sacredness of; profane.

[de- + (con)secrate.
. We are checking to see whether neo-Nazi activity has sprouted sprout  
v. sprout·ed, sprout·ing, sprouts

1. To begin to grow; give off shoots or buds.

2. To emerge and develop rapidly.
 up again in this city," The Jerusalem Post quoted a police source, as saying.

"This is not an easy investigation. There are a number of directions. I very much hope that arrests will be made in the coming days. We are determined to put a stop to this," he added.

Last year, eight members of a neo-Nazi gang in Petah Tikva, comprising Russian immigrant youths, were arrested for assaults on drug addicts, foreign workers foreign workers

Those who work in a foreign country without initially intending to settle there and without the benefits of citizenship in the host country. Some are recruited to supplement the workforce of a host country for a limited term or to provide skills on a
, and Orthodox Jews.

The gang's leader was sentenced for seven years behind bars. (ANI)

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