Please provide reference to scriptures (Exact book, Chapter and page number), a synagogue has confirmed walking on graves is not allowed but couldn't provide any reference.

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One source that brings this prohibition is Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 199:14:

אָסוּר לִדְרוֹךְ עַל גַבֵּי קְבָרִים, מִשּׁוּם דְּיֵשׁ אוֹמְרִים, דְּאָסוּר בַּהֲנָאָה. וּמִכָּל מָקוֹם אִם צָרִיךְ לְאֵיזֶה קֶבֶר וְאֵין לוֹ דֶרֶךְ אֶלָּא אִם כֵּן יִדְרוֹךְ עַל גַבֵּי קְבָרִים, מֻתָּר.

It is forbidden to step upon graves because some Poskim maintain that it is forbidden to derive benefit from them. However, if you have to visit a certain grave, and have no way of getting there unless you step upon other graves, it is permitted.

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