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Anti-Semitic incidents reached a record high in the United Kingdom for the third year in a row, according to a Jewish watchdog group’s Thursday report.
The number of incidents recorded in 2018 is reportedly the highest since CST first started recording anti-Semitic incidents in 1985. The number is also an increase from those of the previous two years, with 1,420 reported for 2017 and 1,375 reported for 2016. While the report did note that 2018 saw a decrease in reported violent anti-Semitic incidents from 2017’s 149 to 123, it was also the first year since 2015 for which an incident of “extreme violence” occurred.
CST - Violence - Attack - Loss - Life
CST characterized extreme violence as “any attack potentially causing loss of life of grievous bodily harm.”
“The victim was attacked and cut with a knife, punched and kicked, while the offender stated, ‘I’m going to kill you, you f***ing Jew,'” CST said of the incident of extreme violence.
Incidents - Cases - Abuse - Individuals - Targeting
The most common anti-Semitic incidents reported were cases of verbal abuse directed at Jewish individuals, as well as the hostile targeting of Jewish homes, places of worship and communities with harassment or discriminatory treatment. The report also stated that 45 percent of 2018’s incidents involved politically extreme terminology from either neo-Nazi ideology, pro-Palestinian ideology, or a range of both and others.
The report is the latest indicator that anti-Semitic incidents...
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