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April 9, 2013

Mezuzahs set ablaze in haredi Orthodox Brooklyn section

http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/mezuzahs_set_ablaze_in_haredi_orthodox_brooklyn_section

Eleven mezuzahs were set afire in a residential building in Brooklyn in an incident that New York City police are treating as a hate crime.

The vandalism occurred Monday afternoon -- the day Israel observed Holocaust Remembrace Day -- in public housing located in the predominantly haredi Orthodox section of Williamsburg.

No suspects have been apprehended in the crime.

“The Hate Crimes Task Force has been assigned to it and is treating it as a bias crime,” Paul Browne, the New York Police Department’s chief spokesman, told The New York Times. “The fact that they are all religious artifacts, we’re treating it as an anti-Semitic crime.”

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