Another Jewish Cemetery Was the Target of an Alleged Anti-Semitic Attack

The Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia was vandalised. The city was known for religious toleranceAP

This incident is the latest in a recent wave of anti-Semitic acts, including bomb threats to Jewish community centers and swastikas scrawled in Jewish areas, across the United States.

The damage was found across the entire cemetery with dozens, perhaps hundreds, of headstones affected, the local ABC affiliate WPVI reported.

Authorities provided no further information on the vandalism.

A Jewish foundation has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrestAP
A Jewish foundation has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrestAP

After inspecting the cemetery, police determined 100 more headstones were knocked over.

Nobody answered the phone Sunday afternoon at a number listed for the cemetery.

Special investigators with the University City Police Department in St. Louis, Missouri are still reviewing security footage to try to determine who was behind widespread damage last week at the historic Chesed Shel Emeth Jewish Cemetery. "Philadelphia Jewish cemetery desecration is shocking and a source of worry". It's an egregious act of vandalism that's deeply sadden those who have family buried here. "We have full confidence in USA authorities to catch and punish the culprits".

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'I'm hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids.

"It's just very disheartening that such a thing would take place", Mallin said.

Mallin said he hoped the vandalism wasn't an anti-Semitic attack.

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia said it would begin accepting donations at its website, jewishphilly.org, on Sunday to raise money for repairs. When asked if he was speaking for himself or the Foreign Ministry, Nahshon said the statement is "semi-official".

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