LOS ANGELES (Oct. 8)
Seventy-three headstones were knocked over by vandals at a Jewish cemetery in East Los Angeles two days before the Rosh Hashanah holiday, the World Jewish Congress reported here.
According to the WJC unit on the documentation of international anti-Semitism, the vandals struck last Wednesday night at the Home of Peace Memorial Park. Although the tombstones were knocked from their mountings, none was broken and there was no graffiti, so the cost of repairing the damage will not be great.
It is not clear whether the vandalism was timed to coincide with the Rosh Hashanah holiday, as similar acts of vandalism have occurred during the last three weeks at two non-Jewish cemeteries in the East Los Angeles area, the WJC reported.
The vandals apparently broke into the cemetery, entering it after its gates had been locked for the night.