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Christopher Santoro, an 18-year-old boy, has been arrested in Sullivan County, New York on suspicion of the antisemitic vandalism of a Jewish summer camp.

Police have said that they boy was motivated by antisemitism in allegedly vandalising the Camp Shomria. He is accused of entering the complex on June 12th and damaging several buildings, including with antisemitic graffiti.

The camp is a project of Hashomer Hatzair, which describes the camp as a “kibbutz in the Catskills”. It caters to youths from the ages of 7 to 23.

He will appear in court on July 5th.

 


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Daniel Leons-Marder is the editor of Everyday Antisemitism. He first became involved with Campaign Against Antisemitism when he became aware of Holocaust denial books being sold by Amazon. He graduated in Summer 2016 with First Class Honours and as Dux Litterarum in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway. He is currently at law school. He was previously a recording and touring musician.