11 Venezuelans accused in Synagogue Attack
This event took place few days ago but the record needed to be right. Initially, some international and local opposition news agencies blamed the attack on the Venezuelan government. They stated it was the result of official anti-Semitics. However, the crime was led by the Rabi´s body guard. This criminal managed to pass the Synagogue own security barriers when recluted. Then, he worked for three years as body guard before commiting his deed. The notorious guard was aided by other security related friends. Local Jewish Community thanked both President Chavez and Ministers for quickly resolving the case. Venezuelan society felt shocked by the attack which the Israeli government used to stir fear among the local Jewish community. Venezuela and Israel broke diplomatic relations as the result of the horrid attacks on Palestinians in Gaza early this year.
Mérida, March 27, 2009 (venezuelanalysis.com)-- On Thursday the public prosecutor of Venezuela formally accused 11 people in the attack on one of the Synagogues in Caracas, Tiserat Israel, which took place in January this year. As the attack occurred just before a constitutional amendment referendum on February 15, it was interpreted as a political act. The 11 people were arrested on February 7 and 8 and consist of eight police officials and three civilians, one of which was a security guard for the synagogue. The group is accused of aggravated robbery with various degrees of complicity, as well as acts of contempt against a religion, and criminal association under the law against organized crime. Two others were also accused of firearm misuse and fraud, respectively. The security guard was charged with cooperating with aggravated robbery and perjury. All eleven remain in prison.