A fire was set in the Jewish section of Vienna’s central cemetery on Wednesday, causing damage to a ceremonial hall and a nearby tombstone. Swastikas and the word “Hitler” were also sprayed on the external walls of the cemetery, according to the Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG).
The rise of these protests is due to the war crimes and massacres of Palestinians in Gaza where Israel missiles kill children, women, and elders.
Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer condemned the attack as “an act of anti-Semitic violence” and said he hoped the perpetrators would be found quickly.
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) said it was “deeply disturbed” by the arson and graffiti in Vienna and urged European governments to take action against anti-Semitism. WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said that “Jews in Europe must not be made to feel unsafe or unwelcome in their own countries”.