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London synagogue vandalized with graffiti on Hanukkah

December 29, 2019 GMT
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People look at anti-Semitic graffiti on a shop window in Belsize Park, North London, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. A synagogue and several shops in north London have been daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The Jewish holy symbol alongside the numbers "9 11" was spray-painted in red and purple on several premises. The graffiti references an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews are responsible for the 9/11 terror attack. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
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People look at anti-Semitic graffiti on a shop window in Belsize Park, North London, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. A synagogue and several shops in north London have been daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The Jewish holy symbol alongside the numbers "9 11" was spray-painted in red and purple on several premises. The graffiti references an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews are responsible for the 9/11 terror attack. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — A synagogue and numerous shops in London have been vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti during Hanukkah.

The Star of David and the numbers “9 11” were spray-painted on several properties including South Hampstead Synagogue.

The graffiti references an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory related to the 9/11 terror attack.

London’s Police Service said they were investigating the racially motivated hate crime after being informed Saturday evening. They said no arrests had been made.

The Board of Deputies of British Jews wrote on Twitter: “This is a reminder that antisemitism is still with us. We hope action is taken to find & punish the perpetrators. Let’s all work to defeat antisemitism in 2020!”