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Swastikas spray-painted on JCC of Northern Virginia

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Annandale was “decorated” with 19 swastikas over the Sabbath.

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Building staff noticed the damage when they arrived shortly after 7 am.

The vandalism was recorded shortly after 4:30 am Saturday by security cameras, and is under investigation by Fairfax County police.

This is the second time the building has been vandalized in the past two years, according to David Yaffe, president of the JCC board of directors, who was quoted by WTOP News.

In April 2017, swastikas covered the front of the building, he said. A church down the road was also vandalized at that time.

“We will continue our extensive security measures and ask the community to remain alert and vigilant,” the center said in a release.

No arrests have yet been made.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.