Jewish Cemetery Desecrated in Hertfordshire UK

Vandals desecrated headstones in the Jewish section of a cemetery in Hertfordshire, UK.

Moshe Cohen,

Jewish cemetery (file)
Jewish cemetery (file)
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Vandals desecrated headstones in the Jewish section of a cemetery in Hertfordshire, UK. Witnesses said that seven headstones were toppled over, and two others were damaged.

The Hertfordshire cemetery is a universal one, with sections marked off for different religions and communities. The Jewish section of the cemetery is small, and local community leaders said that there was no question that the desecrations were aimed at Jews specifically.

Police opened an investigation, but closed it after saying that there were no leads in the case. The closure of the case has upset the Jewish community to a great extent.

The community has asked for protection for the Jewish section of the cemetery, but that request, too, was rebuffed. The cemetery has been struck by vandals in the past, and officials have on those occasions refused to install preventive measures. No reason was given for the refusal.

The town has been the scene of other anti-Semitic incidents as well. In 2013, Aa deputy police and crime commissioner in resigned after retweeting a quote by Adolf Hitler.




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