Antisemitic and anti-Israel graffiti in north Manchester

31 Aug 2011 by CST

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 Prestwich’s 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.


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