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Anti-Semitic Incidents on ‘Worrying’ Rise in London After Gaza Escalation, Police Say

In May, deadly clashes in East Jerusalem over the eviction of Palestinians led to the worst violence between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip in recent years.

Violence against the Jewish community in London has reached a “worrying” level since the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this spring, the Metropolitan Police have revealed.

The Met referred to at least 87 such incidents in May, about four times higher than any other month over the past three years.

The incidents included 39 involving male victims, while 43 episodes targeted women, according to the Met’s figures. In one of the incidents, the police recorded rocks being thrown at a Jewish home in the UK capital. In a separate episode, the word “Hitler” was written on the ceiling of a communal block of flats in London.

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