A Muslim American activist has vowed to help a Jewish cemetery where hundreds of headstones were vandalised.
Approximately 500 tombstones were targeted in an attack at the Mt Carmel Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. 
Tarek-El-Messidi, who is from the state, had previously worked with Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American to raise money to pay for repairs at a Jewish cemetery in St Louis when 150 headstones were toppled or damaged.
The 36-year-old is the head of Celebrate Mercy, an interfaith-orientated Muslim NGO. His last fundraising attempt pulled in more than $130,000.
“I’m on my way to the cemetery, to assess the damage and to speak to the manager about the kind of help we can do with the funds we have raised for the St. Louis cemetery,” he told Haaretz.
“We never expected to hit the goal in three hours, it was definitely giving both communities a lot of hope,” he added.
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