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Unknown rape in the Alsace region, about 100 Jewish graves

Unknown desecrated in Alsace, graves in a Jewish cemetery business. 107 grave sites in the cemetery West of hope, about 25 kilometers away from Strasbourg, have been found anti-Semitic inscriptions, informed the Prefecture of Bas-Rhin on Tuesday.

Also on the Jewish cemetery of the community creating house-sur-Zorn on Tuesday with anti-Semitic Graffiti had been discovered. How many graves were affected, was not immediately known.

the prefect of The Region Grand-Est at the border to Germany, Jean-Luc Marx, has condemned the desecration of the graves, and the Jewish community pledged its support. The cowardly acts of hatred should not make the life of the company in question, it was stated in a Statement by the Prefecture. The wave of anti-Semitic, racist, and immigrant acts, which hit the Region in the past few months, had to be fought.

"insult to the values of"

The "heinous acts" are an insult to the values of the Republic, wrote to interior Minister Christophe Castaner on Twitter. It's all to be done so that this will not go unpunished. The Gendarmerie is in use, in order to find the perpetrators, so Castaner.

Macron condemns desecration

the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, has condemned the swastika graffiti on a Jewish cemetery in the Alsace region in focus. "Anti-Semitism is a crime and we will fight him, in the West of hope and everywhere, until our dead can rest in peace."

This wrote Macron on Tuesday evening in the online service Twitter. Previously had already informed the Minister of the interior, Christophe Castaner, the "heinous acts" are an insult to the values of the Republic.

The new graffiti series in a series of anti-Semitic incidents in Alsace, which had already caused the beginning of the year in France for outrage. On the Jewish cemetery of Quatzenheim, to the North-West of Strasbourg, had Unknown nd in February, around 80 tombs with a swastika-daubing business. The head of state, Emmanuel Macron, visited after the incident, the small municipality.

In March, it was discovered the entrance portal and a side wall of a former synagogue in the municipality Mommenheim with swastikas painted on. The incidents sparked a debate about growing anti-Semitism in France. (chk/sda)

Created: 04.12.2019, 02:59 PM

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