As many as 100 gravesites showed damage, including toppled marble headstones snapped off at the base.
Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon called the damage reported in Philadelphia "shocking and a source of worry". "But the fact that there's so many, it leads one to think it could have been targeted", Mallin told the station.
He also added that it is "very disheartening" and "heartbreaking" that this has taken place.
On Wednesday, US Vice President Mike Pence visited the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery outside of St. Louis where the incident took place, joining Missouri's Jewish Governor Eric Greitens and other volunteers in an interfaith service and cleanup effort.
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.Читайте также: Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
'I'm hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids.
Philadelphia police are investigating after dozens of headstones were reportedly vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in the Frankford section of the city. "We have full confidence in USA authorities to catch and punish culprits".
Recently, Jewish centers across the country have been experiencing an increased number of threats.
Tom Wolf (D) called the vandalism a "cowardly, disturbing act" Sunday afternoon, stressing the importance of finding the perpetrators.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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