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HATE: Arson At Second Delaware Chabad Center

Two months after the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newark, Delaware was destroyed by arson, a second Chabad Center in Delaware has been damaged by an intentionally set fire, Newark Post Online reported.

The latest incident came around 12:30 a.m. Friday at the Chabad Center on Silverside Road in Wilmington, according to Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio. Someone set a fire outside the building, but it was extinguished before flames could extend into the structure.

The damage was estimated at only $200.

Chionchio did not publicly release any information directly tying the incident to the arson in Newark, but he did note in a press release that it is the second time in two months a Chabad Center in Delaware has been the victim of arson.

The two centers are run by the same organization, and the rabbi at the Wilmington location is the father of the rabbi at the Newark location.

The Aug. 25 fire at the Chabad Center in Newark gutted the small blue house on South College Avenue that for years has been a gathering space for Jewish students at the University of Delaware. The rabbi there said the house will have to be torn down and rebuilt, and the community donated more than $500,000 toward the effort.

The Newark fire prompted fears that someone was specifically targeting the Jewish community, though the fire marshal’s office, UD, the ATF and the rabbi himself have all stressed that there is no evidence the incident was a hate crime. At the time, Chionchio said his office was investigating whether the fire was related to several smaller arsons that occurred around Newark.

So far, no arrests have been made.

(Source: Newark Post)

7 Responses

  1. We are talking about Biden’s state, so why hasn’t he given a statement about this atrocity?
    Maybe his basement doesn’t have WiFi connection, so he doesn’t know about this atrocity.

  2. Terrible. Every shul and mossad should have cameras.
    There has been no statement by trump.
    Some people are apparently under the misconception that trump has not been the president for four years. This attack takes place on his watch just as Pittsburgh, the deadliest attack on Jews in this country in history did. White supremacists and nazis have been emboldened.

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