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Vandals hit Jewish cemetery in N.Y. state, adding to anti-Semitic incidents

Vandals hit Jewish cemetery in N.Y. state, adding to anti-Semitic incidents
People rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia on March 2 after vandalism at the Mt. Carmel cemetery earlier in the week. (Jessica Kourkounis / Getty Images)

A Rochester, N.Y., cemetery has been targeted in the latest in a string of anti-Semitic incidents across the country.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle newspaper reported Thursday that toppled and defaced headstones were discovered at the Waad Hakolel Cemetery in northwest Rochester.

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Cemetery officials said there were at least a dozen desecrated grave markers.

A Rochester police spokeswoman told the newspaper that there were no suspects in custody but that authorities were investigating.

About 100 headstones were recently overturned in a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, about a week after a similar crime in Missouri.

In Indiana, an apparent gunshot fired into a synagogue Tuesday has drawn the attention of the FBI.

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