Less than a week after dozens of gravestones were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, a similar incident took place in Philadelphia.

Dozens, if not hundreds, of headstones at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, a Jewish cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia, were found broken and overturned Sunday morning.

Police said this was an act of vandalism, according to ABC 6.


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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia said it would begin raising funds to help repair the cemetery. After the incident at the St. Louis cemetery -- which contains the remains of Holocaust survivors -- a Muslim-American group raised more than $75,000 in less than a day to offer assistance.

Recently, Jewish centers across the country have been experiencing an increased number of threats.

Speaking last week at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump commented on this uptick in anti-Semitic attacks.

"The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil," he said.

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