The home of a Jewish Dallas City Council member who has been a repeated target of anti-Israel protesters was defaced with graffiti last week, with the vandals spraypainting “baby killer” multiple times along the fence.
Cara Mendelsohn (District 12), who has been vocal in her support of Israel in its war with the terrorist organization Hamas in Gaza, posted pictures of her vandalized property on X.
In addition to the words “baby killer,” upside-down red triangles were also spraypainted along the fence. The symbol, which is being used by anti-Israel activists, first appeared in videos released by Hamas to indicate targets, according to Al Jazeera.
The vandals also left a pile of rocks and bricks adorned with white shrouded figurines splattered with red paint that were apparently meant to represent dead babies amidst the rubble of bombed-out buildings. The vandalism occurred on Saturday, Mendelsohn said.
Mendelsohn suggested she was targeted because she was Jewish and pointed out that her experience shows just how accurate a Super Bowl ad that depicted anti-Jewish graffiti, including a Swastika, painted on the garage door of a Jewish family really is.
“Super Bowl ad showing hateful graffiti at a Jewish home. Do you wonder if this really happens? I’m a Jewish elected official in Dallas and yesterday my home was defaced with hateful language and red triangles representing Palestine. It included a disgusting pile of rocks and bricks and fake dead babies,” she wrote.
Mendelsohn had previously called out anti-Israel activists for behaving like “bullies” and refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance when they appeared to protest a Dallas City Council meeting, as reported by The Dallas Express in January.
Anti-Israel protesters had also protested outside Mendelsohn’s home that month, she told DX at the time.
Israel has been at war with Hamas in Gaza since the latter launched a terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of roughly 1,200 Israelis. Subsequent military operations in Gaza have allegedly led to as many as 28,000 deaths since October 7, 2023.