Vandals desecrate Jewish cemetery south of Prague

Tombstones broken into pieces

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say unknown vandals knocked over 26 tombstones in a Jewish cemetery south of Prague.

Police spokesman Miroslav Doubek says the tombstones were likely overturned in the last two months. The cemetery, which is no longer used for burials, is located in the woods near the village of Prudice, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Prague.

Doubek said Wednesday an unspecified number of the tombstones were broken into pieces. The cemetery contains around 150 tombstones.

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