The victim was the target of violent anti-Semitic insults on a bus and then on an escalator in the London Underground. Two inquiries were opened.
London Police a “A stream of anti-Semitic insults“On the night of July 2-3, a Jewish man was reportedly killed in two violent verbal attacks in the center of London within an hour. Defender . First time on the bus to Oxford Street and second time on the escalator at the Oxford Circus Underground Station.
According to his brother, who testified for the British newspaper, Joseph was targeted because he was there. “Apparently JewishBecause he was wearing kippa. Free weekly Jewish News Released a video of two attacks filmed by the victim.
Insults and death threats
Joseph, a researcher in north London, was charged just before midnight when he was on a bus with a passenger. The latter will be started later “Terrible racist insults and death threats», Says his brother. “This is not just a verbal attack. He was too close to be physically assaulted by this brutal manHe adds. The suspect may have tried to give Joseph a blow, but the latter would have arrested him. “I’ll give you an overheadHe yelled twice before getting off the bus when the driver called police.
Minutes later, on the escalator at the Oxford Circus, Joseph was violently insulted by another man who was shouting. “Hate the Jews“In both cases, the victim’s brother expressed concern that they were suspects.”Don’t worry about the consequencesIn their actions.
Increase in anti-Semitic acts in the UK
However, the London Police took the matter very seriously and opened two separate investigations. No arrests have been made so far. Both events take place against the backdrop of the rise of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom. From May 8 to 31, the Social Security Trust (CST), which is responsible for monitoring malicious acts against the Jewish community, recorded 351 anti-Semitic incidents across the UK since 1986.
According to the CST, this alarming increase could be linked to the recent escalation of violence between Israel and Gaza. In fact, the last peak of anti-Semitism (314) coincided with the July 2014 war in Gaza, which provoked the Israeli state against various Palestinian paramilitary forces.
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