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Vandals attack Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia

Vandals have broken and overturned more than 500 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, the latest in a spate of  bomb threats and attacks against Jewish sites across the United States.

Hundreds of headstones, some of them more than 100 years old, were cut in half, local media reported Sunday.

A local rabbi, who was unnamed, told ABC television affiliate WPVI that the affected graves at the historic Mount Carmel Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia’s northeastern Wissinoming neighborhood also included those of one-time members of the Quaker and Muslim communities.

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