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Unknown assailants target tomb of Dov Ber Schneerson, brother of the late Lubavicher Rebbe, in Dnepropetrovsk.

ARCHIVE - anti-Semitic graffiti reading
ARCHIVE - An anti-Semitic graffiti reading "death to Jews" and a Swastika on a wall on the grounds of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004. AP

Swastikas were sprayed by unknown assailants on the tomb of Dov Ber Schneerson, brother of the late Lubavicher Rebbe, Rabbi Menahem Mendel Schneerson, in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, Arutz Sheva reported on Tuesday.

The Chabad representative in the city, Moshe Weber, told Chabad Online website that he visited the site and that the graffiti looked recent.

The report follows a spate of suspected anti-Semitic attacks in Ukraine. On Saturday, the main synagogue in the city of Nikolayev was reportedly firebombed. According to the Chabad-affiliated Shturem.org website, two Molotov cocktails were thrown at the door and window.

Last week, masked men handed out fliers in Donetsk ordering all Jews to register with the new pro-Russian authority or face deportations. However, Denis Pushilin, head of the separatist Donetsk People's Republic, later said the documents were fake.