Via the Athens News
Vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery in the Thessaloniki on the night of May 13 and three youths were arrested for the attack, authorities said on May 14. The assailants smeared graffiti in the cemetery, police said. The Central Jewish Council of Greece said the perpetrators were neo-Nazis who spraypainted anti-Semitic slogans and swastikas on the cemetery walls and destroyed graves. “The government strongly condemns this act of vandalism and police launched an immediate investigation,” government spokesman Yiorgos Petalotis said. In a separate incident, the Jewish Holocaust monument in Rhodes was also vandalised. The vandals destroyed the Star of David and cracked one side of the granite monument. Local police are seeking the perpetrators.