Mayor Kenney Releases Statement on Vandalism of Jewish Cemetery

For Immediate Release: February 26, 2017
Published By: Office of the Mayor
Contact: Lauren Hitt, , Lauren.Hitt@phila.gov

PHILADELPHIA – Mayor Jim Kenney released the following statement on the vandalism of Philadelphia’s Mt. Carmel Jewish Cemetery.

“My heart breaks for the families who found their loved ones’ headstones toppled this morning. We are doing all we can to find the perpetrators who desecrated this final resting place, and they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Hate is not permissible in Philadelphia. I encourage Philadelphians to stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters and to show them that we are the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.”

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