Jewish Cemetery Vandalized In Philadelphia

Jewish Cemetery Vandalized In PhiladelphiaA Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia was vandalized less than a week after a similar incident in Missouri. More than 100 headstones were damaged at the Mount Carmel cemetery, police said Sunday. The destruction was reported by a man who arrived at the cemetery and found his relatives’ tombstones damaged. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney released a statement saying authorities would do everything possible to find the perpetrators. β€œMy heart breaks for the families who found their loved ones’ headstones toppled,” he said, adding that β€œhate is not permissible in Philadelphia.” The incident also caught the attention of Israeli Foreign Minister Emmanuel Nahshon, who said it was β€œshocking and a source of worry” to hear about the vandalism, the Associated Press reported. Last week, more than 150 tombstones were damaged at a St. Louis cemetery in an attack that raised fears about a rise in anti-Semitism. In light of the latest incident, the Anti-Defamation League, with support from the Mizel Family Foundation, is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the vandals.