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Pig’s head hung over synagogue entrance in Ramat Hasharon

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Ramat Hasharon – A pig’s head was hung over the entrance to a synagogue in the central city of Ramat Hasharon Friday morning.

Police were investigating the act of vandalism at the Sukkat Shaul synagogue.

“Shame on whoever did this,” the shul’s manager Eli Almani said. “I didn’t believe it at first, but when I saw it with my own eyes I realized it wasn’t a picture or doll but a real pig head, with blood dripping off it.”

The city has seen tensions between its secular and religious residents ahead of a local election runoff. Some secular residents are concerned by the growing ultra-Orthodox community in the city, fearful of a Haredi takeover.