Jewish tombstones knocked down in Belarus


Four gravestones in a Jewish cemetery were knocked down by vandals in Mogilyov, Belarus.

Relatives of those buried in the graves appealed to the police, one of whom theorized that the heavy tombstones may have been knocked down by a wind storm, the AEN news agency reported Thursday.

Naum Ioffe, a local Jewish leader, told AEN that there have been no strong storms in Mogilyov in recent days, calling the policeman’s theory “fantastic.” In addition, the cemetery has been vandalized before.

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