Antisemitic and anti-Israel graffiti in north Manchester
31 August 2011
Greater Manchester Police are calling for witnesses following a spate of antisemitic and anti-Israel graffiti in Prestwich, north Manchester,overnight on Friday/Saturday 26-27th August. The graffiti read "Free Gaza", "Free Palestine" "Jew Scumbags" and "F**k the Feds". Thirteen different examples of the graffiti, all daubed in the same colour and hand, were reported to CST.
The Manchester Evening News reports:
Inspector Mark Kenny, from the Prestwich and Whitefield neighbourhood policing team, said: "Hate crime is completely repugnant and has a ripple effect across the whole community. It makes people feel vulnerable.
"Officers will talk to school staff about this anti-semitic graffiti next week and will talk directly to pupils."
Mark Gardner, a spokesman for CST, said: "This is a shocking case of anti-Jewish and anti-Israeli hatred directed against Prestwichs law abiding Jewish community."
A Bury council spokesman said: "The council responded quickly to remove the graffiti."
Anyone with information on the graffiti should call police on 0161 856 4538 or 4539.