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– I strongly distance myself from these actions, which are completely unacceptable in Norway, says Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap). Archive photo: Silje Katrine Robinson / NTB

Of NTB | 17.04.2024 07:53:05

Religion and outlook on life: – It upsets me. I strongly distance myself from these actions, which are completely unacceptable in Norway, says Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap) to VG.

Sophie and her sister Andrea Bodd Jensen discovered the vandalism on Monday morning when they visited the cemetery, writes Dagen. Several stars of David had been broken.

“Those who were killed during the holocaust, or those who survived, are still not allowed to be in peace, even in death,” she writes in a post on Facebook where she expresses concern over what she sees as growing anti-Semitism in Norway.

“We are fed up with Norwegians who say Jew-hatred is not a problem. We are fed up with people who think they have the right to define us and classify us as good or bad Jews, based on their own political agenda,” writes Bodd Jensen.

Støre is clear that it should be safe to be a Jew in Norway.

– I understand that such actions are frightening for Norwegian Jews. I emphasize that we should not bring the conflict from the Middle East home to Norway and turn it into a conflict between people in this country, he says.

Although the cemetery has now been cleaned up, the broken stars of David still need to be repaired.

(© NTB)

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