On Sunday, the head the Jewish community in Kaposvar reported to
police that anti-Semitic symbols were spray-painted on 24 tombstones
in the local cemetery.
The perpetrators used silver-coloured paint to spell out "our
country is not for sale" as well as painting a swastika, an Arrow
Cross and a Star of David, which was crossed out.
The two youngsters, aged 15 and 16 and residents of Kaposvar,
admitted that they had committed the crime, Gabor Biro of the Somogy
county police said. They also confessed to desecrating a memorial in
the town’s synagogue courtyard in mid January.
According to the Kaposvar police crime department, the
youngsters said their acts were an angry response to what they
described detrimental statements by a Jewish person made against
Hungary and Hungarians, quoted by an extremist web portal.