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A Jewish cemetery in Sarre-Union, France was vandalized over the weekend with more than 300 graves defaced by at least 5 teenagers.
Police say that five teens between 15 and 17 are in custody after the youngest of the group turned themselves into authorities and admitted the crime. The teen is denying there was an anti-Semitic motive despite their targeting a Jewish cemetery.
In addition to knocking over or destroying over 300 tombstones, the teens destroyed a monument to Holocaust victims.
While the youngest perpetrator claims there was no anti-Semitic motive to the crime, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the actions “a vile, anti-Semitic act, and insult to the memory of the dead.”
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said that the actions of the teens were an “odious act against religious freedom and intolerance.”