Friday, July 24, 2009

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain rise to record high

From Ynet News, 24/7/09:

Some 609 hate crimes registered in Britain in last year, highest number recorded since figures collected...

Britain has seen an unprecedented number of anti-Semitic "hate crimes", with more incidents recorded so far in 2009 than in any previous entire year...there were 609 anti-Semitic incidents ranging from verbal abuse to extreme violence, compared with 276 in the same period last year.

...there had been 77 violent anti-Semitic incidents including two it classified as "extreme violence", an attack which could cause loss of life or grievous bodily harm.

Most incidents took place in London and Manchester, the two biggest Jewish communities in Britain...
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