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Over a Dozen Graves Vandalized at Baltimore Jewish Cemetery

Thirteen gravestones in a Jewish cemetery southeast Baltimore were found on Sunday defaced with antisemitic messages, including swastikas.

“Painting swastikas on Jewish gravestones is an intentional act of antisemitism, and a despicable act of hate,” said Howard Libit, the executive director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, according to WBAL-TV 11.

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“Maybe it was teenagers doing it because they know swastikas get a lot of attention, or maybe it was people with deeper hate. I don’t know which, but either way it’s not acceptable,” Libit said.

According to Libit, there is a spike of antisemitism throughout the community. His group is focused on fighting the hate.

Baltimore County Councilman Izzy Patoka shared the photos on Twitter and Facebook, decrying the act.