Antisemitic graffiti appears across Alsatian villages

Grafitti targetting Jews and homosexuals was found across four villages in the Bas-Rhin region of eastern France on December 24.

The markings, which also attacked politicians, were found in Wissembourg, Ingolsheim, Cleebourg and Riedseltz, all villages near the German border.

According to the local prefecture, the general messages found were “homophobic, anti-Jewish, anti-politician, but everything was mixed up.”

Graffiti was found at the railway station in Wissembourg as well as on a shop front, but most were marked on the walls of houses.
A police investigation has been opened.

There has been a wave of antisemitic incidents in the Alsace region in recent months, which has included Jewish cemetery desecrations at Herrlisheim, Quatzenheim and Westhoffen. Those responsible for these acts have yet to be arrested.

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