The rebel forces and the regime of the President of Syria,Bashar al Assad, who are in continuos confrontation, blamed each other for the destruction of an ancient synagogue built over a cave used by the prophet Elijah. Thesynagogue of Khobar of 2000 years of antiquity was totally sacked and burned inDamascus.
So far there is no one to blame, as Al Assad’s army and rebels blame each other for the destruction of the historic synagogue that was damaged at the beginning of last month by mortar blasts, allegedly fired by forces of the Syrian government. The regime acussed the rebels and the so-called Zionist agents, and also acussed both of them of stealing historical religious items in an operation that was planned for several weeks.
The Khobar synagogue was built on a cave, which according to tradition was used by the prophet Elijah to hide from persecution. History tells us that the synagogue was built by the successor of Elijah, the prophet Elisha and was later repaired in the first century by Eleazar be Arach.