Vandals Paint Swastikas and “Kill the Jews” Graffiti in New Jersey Jewish Community

Vandals spray painted at least 12 swastikas and “kill the Jews” all over Manalapan, New Jersey Thursday night.

Anti-Semitic hate reared its ugly head on Sept. 6, 2012, in Manalapan, N.J. (CBS Local)

CBS Local reported:

Just 10 days before the High Holidays a New Jersey community woke up to find swastikas and anti-Jewish graffiti all over town.

The photographs show the images neighbors woke up to in Manalapan on Thursday morning — swastikas on street signs, mailboxes, a cable box and a sign saying “kill the Jews” on a picket fence, CBS 2’s Emily Smith reported Friday.

“I saw the commotion, swastika signs and ‘kill the Jews.’ I’ve been here 14 years, never seen anything like it,” resident Howard Weitz said.

At least 12 swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols of hate appeared along Taylor Mills Road, a main residential street in town, and on several side streets, painted mostly in red.

Some believe the perpetrators did this to spread hate to the entire community. Western Monmouth County is home to tens of thousands of Jewish families served by several synagogues.

Hat Tip Mara

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