CAIRO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Cairo security forces examined the scene of a weekend attack on a Jewish center from the neighboring Panorama Hotel.
The Egyptian Interior Minister said a man checking into the Panorama Hotel in downtown Cairo threw a bag filled with gasoline canisters at the historic Adly Street Synagogue from a fourth-story window.
The ministry said in a statement that the explosive device was "primitive," containing gasoline, sulfuric acid and matches.
Jewish officials who spoke on condition of anonymity with Egyptian newspaper the Daily News last weekend said there was a possible attempt to break into the synagogue as well.
Security forces on Monday were on the lookout for the suspect who fled down an alleyway next to the hotel after throwing the explosives. "Intense efforts are underway to apprehend him," said the interior ministry statement.
There were no reports of casualties during the attack. Israel's envoy to Cairo, Yitzhak Levanon, told the Haaretz news service that it was unclear if the synagogue was the intended target.