Another Jewish cemetery vandalised in US

2017-03-03 12:18
Flowers rest on a damaged headstone at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia. (Jacqueline Larma, AP)

Flowers rest on a damaged headstone at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia. (Jacqueline Larma, AP)

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Rochester - A Rochester cemetery has been targeted in the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents around the country.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper reported that toppled and defaced headstones were discovered at Waad Hakolel Cemetery in northwest Rochester.

Cemetery officials said on Thursday there were at least a dozen desecrated grave markers.

A Rochester police spokesperson told the newspaper that there were no suspects in custody, but that authorities were investigating.

About a hundred headstones were recently overturned in a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, only about a week after a similar crime in Missouri.

In Indiana, an apparent gunshot fired into a synagogue on Tuesday has drawn the attention of the FBI.

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