Security guard prevented an attack in Synagogue Mariupol, Ukraine

Cornelis Kant

On 28th July an unknown man tried to commit a terrorist attack with an axe in the Synagogue of Mariupol in Ukraine. He hit and wounded the security guard, but fortunately the guard managed to neutralize the aggressor and to grab the axe.

There were unarmed people in the synagogue, but everyone survived. The guard is just a hero. Our community and I personally express our deepest gratitude to our guard for protecting all those inside the building, putting his life at risk”, said Menachem Mendl Cohen, Chief Rabbi of Mariupol.

The guard is slightly injured in his neck and hand. Christians for Israel Ukraine supports this Jewish community in Mariupol with a food kitchen, food parcels and by paying this security guard’s salary already for 3 years.