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Philadelphia - $50,000 Reward In Jewish Cemetery Vandalism

Published on: February 28, 2017 09:45 PM
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A man photographs Jewish tombstones laying vandalized at Mount Carmel Cemetery February 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Police are investigating 75-100 gravestones that were damaged by vandals yesterday. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)A man photographs Jewish tombstones laying vandalized at Mount Carmel Cemetery February 27, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Police are investigating 75-100 gravestones that were damaged by vandals yesterday. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Philadelphia - Various donors have come forward to offer a reward adding up to $50,000 for information leading to an arrest in the vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

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The donors include the Anti-Defamation League, a city councilman, the city’s mayor and a local Fraternal Order of Police lodge.

Police say hundreds of headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery were damaged over the weekend.

On Tuesday, dozens of volunteers from various faiths started doing general cleanup and mapping of graves in one-hour shifts ahead of major repairs at the cemetery.

Police have not determined who was behind the vandalism or the motive.



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 Mar 01, 2017 at 02:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Thank you! My g-grandparents are buried there and while our family was devastated by the sight of the swastikas and toppled headstones, we are deeply moved by the outpouring of support in response.

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