Vandals painted anti-Semitic graffiti on the side of a yeshiva and a Hatzolah ambulance in Belle Harbor, Queens, last weekend. The words “Heil Hitler” were discovered Saturday morning on the side of the Merkaz Hatorah yeshiva on Beach 129th Street, and a swastika and “death to the Jews” was discovered on the ambulance later that day.
“The irony and ugliness of such graffiti on a volunteer ambulance is stunning,” said Joel Levy, New York regional director of the Anti-Defamation League.
The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incidents.
Rep. Anthony Weiner, whose district includes Belle Harbor, said in a statement that the area is “a community of good faith and good neighbors. Hate and prejudice find no home here.”