Cops: Report of vandalism at Mount Carmel Jewish cemetery

Posted February 27, 2017

Police did not say whether they were treating the case as a possible hate crime.

A similar incident took place at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis last week, where over 100 headstones were broken and knocked over at the Chesed Shel Emeth Society Cemetery.

Mallin told the news station he believes the scope of the destruction suggests this may have been a targeted attack rather than an isolated incident.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia lists Mount Carmel as a Jewish cemetery in northeastern Philadelphia.

'I'm hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids.

A Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia apparently became the victim of vandalism Sunday, when police were alerted that dozens, perhaps hundreds of headstones, had been broken and toppled over.

"We are sickened, sickened, sickened", the center said in a statement.

Jewish Community Centers across the country have also experienced a wave of bomb threats recently. Gov. Eric Greitens, the state's first Jewish governor, called the vandalism "cowardly" and "a pitiful act of ugliness".

"Let me be clear that we will not tolerate acts of oppression and hate, and will do everything in our power to deal with this", University Provost Dr. Sue Mattison said in an email sent to students.

Nahshon added: "Vandals target Orchard Park cars, bridges with Nazi and racist graffiti in Buffalo".

"On Monday morning America awoke to discover that almost 200 tombstones were toppled in a nearby Jewish graveyard", Pence said in last Wednesday's statement, adding that "President Trump called this a awful and painful act". The reports began coming in to police at 3 a.m. on Saturday and continued throughout the morning.