On Rosh Hashana eve: Jewish cemetery vandalized in Argentina

On Rosh Hashana eve: Jewish cemetery vandalized in Argentina

A Jewish cemetery in Argentina was vandalized over the weekend, shortly before the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.

The Argentinian Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) expressed its “absolute condemnation and concern about the cowardly and vandalic attack”, which caused the destruction of more than 15 meters of one of the perimeter walls of the La Tablada Community Cemetery, the destruction of tombs and the theft of bronze plaques.

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The attack occurred less than 24 hours after AMIA received a letter from the government informing it that due to staff cuts, there would be reduced service providing police protection at the cemetery at night.

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In February, nine gravestones were vandalized in the Jewish cemetery in the San Luis province.

In April, a Muslim couple broke into the Mikdash Yosef synagogue in the Palermo neighborhood of Buenos Aires during Shabbat evening services while shouting “All Jews must die” and threatening worshipers.