Native Jewish leaders are fuming about repeated safety breaches at a big Jewish cemetery within the Buenos Aires space.
Simply earlier than Yom Kippur final week, three vandals had been caught attempting to make off with 223 of the cemetery’s gravestones — the third such theft up to now month. Over 100 headstones had been smashed on the Tablada cemetery the earlier week.
One among final week’s vandals was caught whereas two others escaped. An investigation is ongoing.
“We’re very involved in regards to the lack of motion by Argentine authorities to guard the Jewish cemetery,” Eliahu Hamra, secretary-general of BUR, the Orthodox bloc that guidelines the AMIA Jewish group, advised the Jewish Telegraphic Company.
No antisemitic graffiti has been discovered within the cemetery after the repeated incidents, however Jewish teams nonetheless raised a excessive alarm. In addition they praised cemetery staff, who stepped in to cease the theft with out police assist.
“We anticipate that the authorities give a definitive answer to the issue of insecurity and lack of safety, we want that the mandatory measures be taken urgently. It looks as if there’s a ‘free zone,’” AMIA President Ariel Eichbaum advised JTA.
Based on AMIA, the Tablada cemetery is the biggest Jewish one in Latin America. Inaugurated in 1936, it covers practically 100 acres and accommodates greater than 130,000 graves. It’s positioned 13 miles east of Buenos Aires.