Vandalism at Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia makes news worldwide

Northeast Philadelphia Police Dectective Timothy McIntyre and another officer look over the devastation of almost one hundred tombstones that were vandalized in the Mount Carmel Cemetary.

News of weekend vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia has generated headlines around the world.

Here in Philadelphia, politicians, police and families are looking for answers.

Media outlets across the globe have written about the discovery of 75 to 100 toppled headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery in the city's Wissinoming section. The motive for the incident, which has sparked despair among those whose loved ones' graves were destroyed, remains under investigation and police have not publicly described any suspects.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the incident generated significant coverage from Jewish and Israel-based publications.

Here's a round-up of how national and international news organizations are covering the story:

Philadelphia Jews Reeling After Hundreds of Graves Vandalized: 'It Hit Home in a Holocaust Kind of Way' [Haaretz]

Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia vandalized, one week after similar St. Louis desecration [The Week]

Philadelphia Muslim center slams Jewish cemetery vandalism, vows to help [The Jerusalem Post]

Up to 100 gravestones vandalized at Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia [The Guardian]

Philly vandals damage Jewish gravesites [USA Today]

Dozens Of Gravestones Toppled, Broken At Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery [Huffington Post]

Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia vandalized; 2nd incident in a week [CNN]

Headstones Vandalized At Jewish Cemetery In Philadelphia [NPR]

100 Headstones Toppled at a Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia [New York Times]

100 graves desecrated at Jewish cemetery [The Times of London]

Dozens of gravestones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery [The Times of Israel]

Another Jewish Cemetery Was Vandalized [BuzzFeed]