Jewish cemetery in north-east France vandalised


French interior minister Christophe Castaner announced the creation of a special hate crimes investigation unit on Wednesday when he visited a Jewish cemetery in a village in the north-east Alsace region, which includes the tombs of relatives of Karl Marx and also past French political figures, after 107 gravestones were found daubed with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti.

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Scores of Jewish graves were found desecrated in a cemetery in eastern France, police said, hours before lawmakers adopted a resolution equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, reports The Irish Times.