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Swastika discovered drawn in the snow outside the home of a Jewish family in Carmel, the police are looking into it



Carmel, Indiana – A Jewish family discovered a swastika and the Star of David drawn in the snow outside their house, prompting Carmel police to launch an inquiry.

A department representative acknowledged that the event was being looked at, but they withheld any further information.

The Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council (IJCRC) expressed its “appalled” response to the graffiti in an online statement.

“This hate has no place in Indiana,” the organization said. “With the shocking rise in antisemitism in the past four and a half months, we urge you to continue to be vigilant.”
Mayor Sue Finkam of Carmel denounced the “despicable act” and described the occurrence as “isolated.”

“This hateful display has no place in our city and will not be tolerated,” Finkam wrote in statement. “Carmel is a welcoming community and together we stand in solidarity against all forms of bigotry and hate.”

IJCRC Executive Director Jacob Markey stated in a Sunday interview that since some of the initial strikes in the Israel-Hamas War were carried out on October 7, 2023, there has been a 360% spike in anti-Semitic events.

“We’ve seen since the Oct. 7 attack in Israel, we’ve seen a 360% increase of anti-Semitic incidents years over year,” Markey said. “We are already concerned. We are already worried. This shows again this rising hate and has come to central Indiana and is affecting Hoosiers, Hoosiers right here.

Any anti-Semitic incidents should be reported here, according to the IJCRC.


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