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Upstate New York yeshiva set on fire and painted with swastikas

Incident being treated as a hate crime, state police say

Screenshot from a video posted to Facebook reportedly showing a swastika painted on a yeshiva in upstate New York. (Facebook screenshot)
Screenshot from a video posted to Facebook reportedly showing a swastika painted on a yeshiva in upstate New York. (Facebook screenshot)

JTA — A yeshiva located in upstate New York was set on fire and swastikas were spray painted on the building.

The incident at the Yeshiva Deah Yoreh, located on a former farm in White Sulphur Springs, occurred on January 28, but was first reported by the Rockland/Westchester Journal News on Wednesday afternoon.

Two barns on the property of the yeshiva, which combines education and farming, were damaged and numerous swastikas were painted on the walls.

The incident is being treated as a hate crime, state police spokesman Steven Nevel told the Journal News.

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