Fallen Tombstones at Brooklyn Jewish Cemetery Not Vandalism

by Jared Lewis March 6, 2017, 0:25
Fallen Tombstones at Brooklyn Jewish Cemetery Not Vandalism

The hate crimes division of the New York Police has been notified of the incident that took place at the Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn, the spokesman said, adding that police wouldinvestigate on Sunday to see if the incident may have been weather-related.

The vandalism at the Washington Cemetery brings to four the number of Jewish cemeteries reported to have been vandalized in the last two weeks, including a second one in ny, the Waad Hakolel Cemetery in Rochester.

Headstones were found toppled in a Brooklyn Jewish cemetery Sunday morning, ABC7NY reported.

It is not known who toppled the headstones or why. "I've spoken with the New York Police Department (NYPD) who are investigating".

City officials are ramping up police presence at centers of worship in response to the surge of crimes and extra security is planned for the Jewish Passover holiday which will begin April 10.

Local news reports said about five headstones were toppled.

He'll also host a New York State-Israel Economic Development working lunch with the mayor of Jerusalem.

The rash of vandalism and bomb threats have stirred fears of a rise in anti-Semitism in the United States since Donald Trump's election as president in January. Disgraced former journalist Juan Thompson is accused of making eight of those bomb threats, authorities revealed on Friday.


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