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Pig heads sent to Israeli embassy, synagogue in Rome

Published on Jan 25, 2014 11:02 PM

ROME (AFP) - Boxes containing pigs' heads have been sent to the Israeli embassy in Rome and the city's synagogue, Italian media reported on Saturday.

The package mailed to the embassy in the wealthy Parioli area of the Italian capital was intercepted by police after other similar parcels were sent to the synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Rome.

"Those who insult the Jewish community offend Rome. We reject the intimidation outright," Rome mayor Ignazio Marino said in a tweet.

The synagogue's package was delivered on Friday just as staff received an anonymous phone call claiming there was a parcel bomb on site, the reports said.

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