Romanian PM condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Bucharest

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-26 04:16:30|Editor: yan
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BUCHAREST, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu on Tuesday firmly condemned the act of vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Bucharest, where several graves were damaged.

"I condemn with all firmness the grave vandalism produced early this week at the largest Jewish cemetery in Bucharest," the prime minister wrote on his social media account, stressing that "it is not a coincidence that 10 funerary monuments were destroyed exactly on the day when the Jewish community worldwide was commemorating the death of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust."

He asked the interior minister to identify and sanction the guilty.

"The Embassy of the State of Israel expresses its grief and indignation against the brutal anti-Semitic act aimed at destroying the funerary monuments of the Jewish Cemetery in Bucharest, which occurred exactly on the commemoration day of the six million victims of the Holocaust," reads a press release of the diplomatic mission on Tuesday.

The Israeli ambassador "trusts that the Romanian authorities will take firm measures to bring to justice those who destroyed the 10 Jewish tombs and to discourage such acts of vandalism and anti-Semitism in the future," said the release.

According to official Agerpres news agency, local police was notified on Monday that several tomb monuments in the Jewish Cemetery had been damaged and soon identified three minors aged between 13 and 16, who are suspected of having committed it.