WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA) – Swastikas and different graffiti have been discovered on Temple Aliyah in Woodland Hills earlier this week, and authorities are investigating the actions as a hate crime, it was reported Thursday.
The vandalism, which additionally included the writing of a gang identify and a profane drawing, occurred between late Sunday night and early Monday morning close to the road on an indication, and on a guard shack on the entrance of the synagogue, the Day by day Information reported.
“It’s a logo usually used for hate functions positioned on a Jewish temple,” Los Angeles Police Division Detective Nick Abbinanti informed the newspaper.
Whereas authorities haven’t any suspect info, they did discover comparable tagging within the space about three to 4 miles away, on an alley wall within the West Hills space.
In a press release, Temple Aliyah officers stated the guard shack was “desecrated with tagging that included swastikas.”
“We instantly contacted the LAPD … and earlier than mother and father and youngsters might arrive for college, our safety group inspected the synagogue grounds to make sure the security of our youngsters,” the assertion stated. “The offensive symbols and different taggings have already been eliminated.”
Officers additionally stated that they had contacted the Anti-Defamation League and Jewish Federation’s Safety Division.
“Temple Aliyah is our sacred residence and this act of vandalism, even when only a teenage prank, is a violation and desecration,” the assertion stated. “It raises considerations relating to anti-Semitism in our group and for our personal security, particularly, our youngsters.”
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