French Jewish cemetery vandalized


(JTA) — Gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France were vandalized.

Some 27 headstones were smashed or overturned at the cemetery in Wolfisheim, in the Alsace region, according to reports. The incident occurred sometime between Sunday and Wednesday, according to the World Jewish Congress.

It is the second time such an incident has occurred in the area this year, local authorities told WJC. In January, about 30 Jewish graves were desecrated in the nearby Strasbourg area.

“The perpetrators of this criminal act have taken away that which is most sacred to the human conscience," the local Jewish community said in a statement.

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