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Anti-semitic Vandalism

Anti-Semitic graffiti and swastikas were smeared on at least 50 doors of apartments in one of the buildings of Co-Op City, the massive cooperative in The Bronx. All the apartments daubed had mezuzahs on their doors.

A spokesperson for the co-op’s administrative office told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency today that this is the first time the heavily-Jewish populated cooperative has been the target of anti-Semitic vandals.

The spokesperson said she could not confirm a coop security report that the total number of apartments which were daubed was 51, but said the figure was about right. The daubings were removed by the administrative office in-house staff.

There is a nearby building which houses a small synagogue, but the vandals did not smear it, the spokesperson said. The vandalism took place between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. yesterday, police reported.