Vandals posted an anti-Semitic banner on a Holocaust memorial outside a synagogue in Lakewood, N.J.
The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) New Jersey chapter posted photos of the banner, which read, “(((HEEBS))) WILL NOT DIVIDE US.”
“Residents, elected officials, community/religious leaders must offer full-throated condemnation of this anti-Semitic attack in #Lakewood,” the ADL tweeted Sunday.
New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino called the vandalism “sickening,” and the state’s authorities announced a $10,000 reward for anyone submitting information leading to the conviction of the culprits.
According to the ADL’s annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents, the first quarter of this year saw an 86-percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S. from the same period in 2016.