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Published: Sun, March 05, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Third Jewish Cemetery Vandalized In Three Weeks

Third Jewish Cemetery Vandalized In Three Weeks

While local law enforcement performs an investigation, Wolf urged Sessions to designate the actions as hate crimes to "allow for more resources and ensure that the concerns of all Jewish Pennsylvanians, and those of all faiths standing in solidarity with them, are met".

The "Stand Against Hate" rally was organized by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia "to promote security and peace in the wake of the vandalism", Philly.com reported. It was the third act of vandalism in a wave of Jewish cemetery desecrations in the USA over the past two weeks. There was no immediate comment from officials at the cemetery.

Despite Phillips believing the incident is most likely not a hate crime, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement condemning the act as one of "hate and intolerance".

According to the report, police were holding off investigating the vandalism until notification by the cemetery. Construction workers have offered their services for free. A police organisation is offering 3,000 dollars.

Jewish community centers and day schools in at least a dozen states, including Pennsylvania, were also targets of bomb scares this past week, the fifth wave since January. No devices were found. Officials say the buildings have been cleared and have resumed normal operations.

It was the fifth round of bomb threats against Jewish institutions since January, prompting outrage and exasperation among Jewish leaders as well as calls for an aggressive federal response to put a stop to it. Donald Trump The US president has condemned the threats and attacks.

About 100 headstones were recently overturned in a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

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