Police in Philadelphia were investigating vandalism to dozens of gravesites at a Jewish cemetery early Sunday, with as many as 75 to 100 headstones broken or overturned.
Local media reported that New Jersey resident Aaron Mallin discovered the damage while visiting his father's grave.
Philadelphia police on Sunday said they were alerted to the vandalism at Mount Carmel Cemetery in the city's Wissinoming section just after 9:30 a.m. "Now." This is the first time Israel has issued such a statement since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected.
After the vandalism in Missouri, Governor Eric Greitens wrote in a Facebook post: "Anyone who would seek to divide us through an act of desecration will find instead that they unite us in shared determination".
Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon called the damage reported in Philadelphia "shocking and a source of worry".
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Mallin said he hoped the vandalism wasn't an anti-Semitic attack.
'I'm hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids. "Full confidence #US authorities catch and punish culprits".
In recent weeks, Jewish centers across the country have been experiencing threats that have led to evacuation. Similar vandalism struck a St. Louis Jewish cemetery.
At Drake University, an anti-Semitic slur was discovered carved into a chair in a university lecture hall.
In the suburb of Orchard Park outside of Buffalo, about one dozen swastikas and racial slurs were drawn on cars and a building. Investigators believe more than one person could be involved, according to the reports.