The Miami Beach Police Department announced on Sunday that detectives are investigating the source of hundreds of antisemitic flyers that were left at hundreds of homes in neighborhoods over the weekend.
“There is no place for hate in our community and it will not be tolerated,” the police said.
Miami Beach Democratic Mayor Dan Gelber also addressed the incident in a post on Sunday. An image of the flyer showed it inside of a clear plastic bag filled with small stones.
“There is no place for this in our community and we will do all we can to make that point clear,” Gelber.
Miami-Dade County Democrat Mayor Daniella Levine Cava also spoke out regarding the antisemitic incident.
“As the mayor of our beautifully diverse, inclusive and caring community, and the first Jewish mayor of Miami-Dade County, antisemitism and all acts of hatred and bigotry cut especially close to my heart,” she said on Twitter.
“I call on our entire community to firmly and forcefully condemn this disturbing flyer and all forms of hateful rhetoric, threats, violence and bigotry that have become increasingly common in our divided society,” Cava added. The city also noted that similar flyers have been found in both California and Texas.
The incident occurred just a week after a terrorist took four Jewish congregants hostage at the Beth Israel Congregation synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, during a Sabbath service. The incident developed into a more than 10-hour standoff that ended with the terrorist shot dead and the hostages released.
The past week also saw a New York woman arrested for allegedly spitting on Jewish children. The woman also reportedly told the children they “should have been killed in the Holocaust,” in an incident that took place outside the Kehal Tiferes Avrohom Ziditshov Orthodox synagogue.