It has been reported that hundreds of Jewish graves have been smashed in Argentina.
The desecration that occurred at Buenos Aires’ Tablada Cemetery was discovered this past Sunday, only days before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The vandalism at the Jewish cemetery located in La Matanza, an eastern district of the Argentine capital, was condemned by AMIA, the umbrella of Jewish communities in Argentina.
The organisation also criticised the “neglect and lack of control” by law enforcement around the cemetery, and reiterated previous wishes of enhanced security to prevent other potential crimes. According to AMIA, robberies were also committed in addition to vandalism.
Police are investigating, but have not yet confirmed the motivation behind the act.