GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Georgetown County are investigating after anti-Semitic flyers were found in several neighborhoods.
“It’s an unfortunate reminder that we are, as Jews, one of the largest targets of hate crimes everywhere around the world. Some countries maybe worse than others, but despite that we do feel welcome here but that kind of reminder causes us discomfort,” said Rabbi Sholom Mimran of Dor Tikvah, after hearing about the flyers.
Deputies with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said the flyers, contained in plastic zipper bags, were thrown from cars during the early hours of the morning.
“Deputies have responded and tried to remove materials from yards when the problem is reported,” GCSO said in a release.
Authorities are cautioning residents to avoid visiting the website link shared on the flyers as it may likely contain a virus. Back in July, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office investigated anti-Semitic flyers that also contained the link.
Over the summer, anti-Semitic flyers were also found throughout Horry County, deputies said.
Similar flyers were found in other states including Colorado, Wisconsin, Texas, California, Maryland, and Florida.
The news of the flyers comes just one day after Yom Kippur, one of the holiest holidays on the Jewish calendar.
“We left the synagogue feeling proud and hopefully looking forward to what we think and hope and pray is a better year. And to hear this kind of news about how some people may not want us to feel welcome and feel accepted in this country is disturbing,” said the Rabbi.
Those with information about the flyers or video footage of the flyers being spread in the neighborhood are asked to contact the GCSO at (843) 546-5102.