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Tue Dec 31, 2019, 06:18 AM Dec 2019

(Jewish Group) Police to investigate antisemitic graffiti found in Hampstead (England) [View all]

A SYNAGOGUE and several shops in north London have been daubed with antisemitic graffiti during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.

The Jewish holy symbol alongside the numbers “911” was spray-painted in red and purple on several premises in the Hampstead and Belsize Park area, including South Hampstead Synagogue.

The graffiti could be a reference to an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews are responsible for the 9/11 terror attack. Alternatively, it could be a reference to Kristallnacht, which took place on the 9th of November.

Police have said they are investigating the racially motivated hate crime after receiving reports of the vandalism at 11.30pm on Saturday.

Conservative councillor for Hampstead Oliver Cooper said he spent Sunday morning patrolling the neighbourhood after “appalled” residents alerted the Community Security Trust (CST) charity, which works to protect the Jewish community.

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