WATCH: In a 'Despicable Act' Hundreds of Jewish Tombs Vandalized in France

In the town of Sarre-Union, vandals defaced hundreds of tombs in a Jewish cemetery. The incident comes as religious tensions in Europe are running especially high after recent attacks against Jewish targets in France and Denmark.

The Associated Press
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Tombs in Jewish cemetary defaced by vandals in France, February 15th, 2015.Credit: Screen grab
The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the interior minister called an "odious act" against religious freedom and tolerance.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement Sunday that a special criminal investigation team is at the cemetery in Sarre-Union, near the German border, and authorities will do "everything" to pursue the vandals.

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