A Jewish cemetery in the French city of Strasbourg was vandalised with anti-Semitic graffiti only hours before an Islamist terrorist went on a gunfire rampage near the Christmas market of Strasbourg, killing three people.
A memorial to Holocaust victims and 37 gravestones were sprayed with anti-Semitic graffiti in the heinous attack on Tuesday.
On Friday a special ceremony took place at the cemetery to denounce anti-Semitism and remember Holocaust victims.
France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner was among the participants at the Herrlisheim cemetery.
The French government sounded the alarm last month over a sharp rise in anti-Semitic acts this year in France, which is home to Europe’s largest Jewish population.
Police registered a 69 per cent rise in the number of anti-Semitic acts in the first nine months of 2018, compared with the same period last year.