Germany: Police investigate suspected attack on synagogue during Yom Kippur

German police on Thursday were investigating a possible attack at a synagogue in the northern city of Hanover in which a pane of glass was broken.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening while worshippers were marking the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

None of the 150 people who were present at the time were injured. Numerous political and community leaders have condemned the possible attack. 

“We were all focused in prayer when sometime around 7 p.m. we heard a bang,” said Arkadiy Litvan, a member of the board of the Hanover Jewish Community.

After reporting the incident to the police, the congregation got back to praying. “We won’t let these idiots interrupt us,” Litvan said.