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Swastikas, grafitti painted on Dallas kosher restaurant

(JTA) — Swastikas and other graffiti were painted on the front of a kosher restaurant in Dallas.

The vandalism occurred at Natalie’s Kitchen and International Market in Far North Dallas on Saturday night.

Dallas police have ruled out a Halloween prank as a motive, the Dallas News reported, and have labeled the incident as "criminal mischief (hate crime)."

Restaurant owners Natalie and Yohai Pinhas are both veterans of the Israel Defense Forces.

A Reform synagogue was vandalized last week in Sherman, Texas, about 60 miles north of Dallas. The synagogue was seriously damaged and valuable items were stolen, the newspaper reported.