Photo Credit: Asher Schwartz

A synagogue in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles was spray-painted with anti-Semitic graffiti on early Wednesday, which marked the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein of the Babe Sale Congregation posted on Twitter an image of the graffiti, which read “FREE PALESTINE.” He wrote that the vandalism was done around 5:20 a.m. and added, “It seems that the perpetrators waited for congregants to enter and then sprayed the graffiti, so that when they come out they should see it.”


The graffiti on the Moroccan synagogue was painted over by midday on Wednesday.

Zev Opos, who sits on the board of directors for the congregation, told the Jewish Journal that three female witnesses saw three men in hoodies drawing on the synagogue. A witness described one of the suspects as “a tall African-American man,” according to Opos.

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