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GoFundMe page shows solidarity for vandalized Mount Carmel Jewish Cemetery

GoFundMe page shows solidarity for vandalized Mount Carmel Jewish Cemetery

Police estimated that up to 100 headstones were damaged, many of which were knocked over, in the incident that occurred between late Saturday and early Sunday.

Philadelphia Police Department Detective Jim McReynolds said around 100 headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery were found knocked over Sunday (26 February).

"[It's] a hateful act, an attempt to create fear and to tarnish the memory of those who have died and attack their dignity", Shawn Zevit, a local rabbi, told WHYY.

"The vandalism of Jewish headstones at a Philadelphia cemetery is a cowardly, disturbing act".

"For the second time in a week, a group of cowards vandalized a Jewish cemetery, desecrating the resting place of people who could not defend themselves", Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement.

The damage came less than a week after a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis was vandalized, damaging 154 gravestones.

Last week, President Trump publicly condemned anti-semitic incidents.

El-Messidi, who lives in Philadelphila, said he would use the funds he raised to help the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

In recent weeks there were 30 headstones toppled at another Philadelphia cemetery and almost 200 headstones were damaged at Jewish cemetery outside St. Louis, pennlive.com said.

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Police have not determined who was behind the vandalism or the motive. The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 5 offered a $3,000 reward for the same objective.

The JCC Association of North America says Jewish Community Centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received bomb threats Monday.

"I've been speaking to some of the rabbis at the cemetery. and I've told them that we Muslims will help again", El-Messidi said in the video. On Tuesday, for the first time, President Trump addressed the recent wave of anti-Semitism, calling the incidents "horrible, and are painful, and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil".

Paul Goldenberg is director of the Secure Community Network, a nonprofit founded by several national Jewish groups to bolster security at Jewish institutions.

Tarek El-Messidi, who with the help of fellow activist Linda Sarsour had earlier helped raise over $135,000 to fix toppled gravestones at a Missouri Jewish cemetery, announced that excess funds from that campaign will also be allocated to Philadelphia's Mount Carmel Cemetery.

Stacy Silver prayed as she drove with her husband to Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia's Wissinoming section Sunday: Please don't let my mother and great-grandmother be among the victims.

John Dougherty of the Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council also offered to replace the headstones, re-sod damaged gravesites and clean the cemetery for free.

"Israeli Foreign Ministry Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon released a statement on Twitter saying, "#Philadelphia Jewish cemetery desecration is shocking and a source of worry.


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