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Woman Charged with Antisemitic Hate Crime as LAPD Investigates Vehicle Ramming into Local Synagogue

A woman faces a hate crime charge after she crashed her car through the gate of a Tarzana synagogue.

Tikvah Mottahdeh, 54, rammed her vehicle into the gates of ERETZ Synagogue & Cultural Center, located in the 6100 block of Wilbur Avenue, early Thursday morning, according to Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Officer Moran.

Mottahdeh was arrested at around 2:10 a.m. and faces a charge of hate crime vandalism at a house of worship, Moran said.

Footage from the scene showed the broken gate lying in the synagogue’s driveway.

It is unknown if the synagogue structure sustained any damage.

Source: https://ktla.com/news/local-news/woman-faces-hate-crime-charge-for-ramming-synagogue-gate-with-car-lapd-says/