French gendarme stand guard at the jewish Westhoffen cemetery's entrance near Strasbourg, eastern France, on December 3, 2019 where 107 graves were found vandalised with swastikas and antisemitic inscriptions. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images)

(JTA) — More than 100 tombstones were daubed with antisemitic text and imagery at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.

The desecration was discovered Tuesday at the Jewish cemetery of Westhoffen near Strasbourg, the AFP news agency reported, as French lawmakers were scheduled to vote on a resolution about fighting antisemitism.

A spokesperson for the town’s municipality did not specify the nature of the text and images painted on the cemetery.

“I condemn very firmly the despicable antisemitic acts that have once again occurred the region and express my unreserved support of the Jewish community,” Jean-Luc Marx, the prefect of the Bas-Rhin region where Westhoffen is situated, said in a statement.


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