FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – On the eve of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah, a synagogue in Parkland was vandalized.READ MORE: Scott Carr Selected As FIU’s New Athletic Director
Someone spray-painted expletives on the building of the Chabad of Parkland on Saturday. The person or people responsible also wrote graffiti that read “Free Palestine” on the synagogue’s front sign and spray-painted the number “12” on the building, which is often used as a derogatory term for police.
Rabbi Shuey Biston calls the act a hate crime and says the graffiti was written to try to intimidate the Jewish community.READ MORE: Homegoing Celebration, Funeral Service Set For Congresswoman Carrie Meek
Parkland Mayor Michael Udine says graffiti with hateful language also was found in other parts of the city.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, who attends the synagogue, helped other volunteers clean up the spray paint.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating.MORE NEWS: CBS4 Investigates: Hollywood Condo Building May Not Have Power Restored For Weeks
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