Published: Sun, March 05, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Cuomo Calls For State Police Probe Into Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

Cuomo Calls For State Police Probe Into Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

NY officials have sought to boost efforts to crack down on the hate crimes. This has to stop. https://t.co/VOSZOw1M2E- Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) 3 mars 2017 Mount Carmel Scores of volunteers have stepped in to help clean up and restore a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia where vandals damaged hundreds of headstones. It is the third known case of a Jewish cemetery being desecrated in the United States in the last two weeks.

Dragon said local police were still studying the Rochester cemetery damage, which includes defacing photographs on headstones, to determine what damage happened Wednesday and what may have happened earlier but gone unnoticed.

The incident has yet to be labeled anti-Semitism.

About 100 headstones were recently overturned in a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. "I don't think there's any proof of that".

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to fix and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery.

"We encourage our elected officials to continue to denounce publicly these actions and call on local, state, and federal law enforcement to investigate and swiftly bring the perpetrators to account", said Karen Elam, the Federation's Director of Community Relations in a statement.

In the past month, Jewish day schools, community centers and synagogues have been targeted by more than 180 bomb threats.

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