London Anti-Semitism Soared During Gaza Crisis: Police
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Thu 29th July 2021 | 10:00 AM
London, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 29th Jul, 2021 ) :Police recorded around four times as many anti-Semitic incidents in London during May's Gaza crisis than at any time in the last three years, the city's force said Thursday.
They reported 87 anti-Semitic incidents, 65 more than the previous highest monthly figure recorded since they began reporting the data in May 2018, London Metropolitan Police told Britain's Press Association news agency.
Two men were also charged in connection with an incident when a rabbi was struck on the head with a concrete brick near his synagogue.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the time condemned the "intolerable" spate of anti-Semitic incidents in a meeting with British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
Current leader Keir Starmer suspended Corbyn from the party last October after the latter's refusal to fully accept a report by Britain's human rights watchdog that criticised Labour's anti-Semitism problems under his leadership.
And an independent investigation in May concluded that the ruling Conservative party had issues with Islamophobia among individuals and within local associations.