Police investigate ‘anti-Semitic’ message written in Myrtle Beach sand

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Myrtle Beach Police Department was made aware of a photograph of a vulgar message written in the sand on the beach, according to a Facebook post from the department, ABC affiliate WPDE reported.

The incident was reported around 9 a.m. Monday and by the time officers arrived, the message had been washed away by the incoming tide.

The Executive Director for The Iranian Americans for Liberty, Bryan E. Leib, said he was notified by a Jewish family in the community about the message on the beach.

The organization Stop AntiSemitism also posted about the message and former South Carolina House Rep. Alan Clemmons went to the beach and wrote his own message that says “God Bless Israel.”

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City officials said they do not condone this behavior and shares the community’s concern.

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune said this is a heartbreaking incident.

“It sickens me to see such hatred being shown in our community. We are blessed to have such a beautiful Jewish community here and they do not deserve this anti-Semitic showing of detestation,” she said.

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