Jewish cemetary vandalized in Ottawa....
This one hits close to home...
The Ottawa police hate crime unit has launched an investigation into another defacement of a Jewish cemetery.
The Jewish Memorial Gardens near Greely was vandalized sometime Wednesday night.
Nazi swastikas and anti-Semitic epithets were sprayed on the walls that mark the entrance to the cemetery. Eight headstones were also defaced, police said.
A neighbour alerted police to the vandalism Thursday morning.
Mitchell Bellman, president of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa, said the incident has shaken the community to its core.
“It’s horrible to see these images and see such hatred in a spot that’s there to bring comfort to the deceased and their families,” he said. “It’s very disturbing to see these images and see what people would do to what we consider sacred space.”