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'130 anti-Semitic attacks' in Britain since Gaza conflict began

The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes reported in the UK has risen dramatically over the last month, according to police and community groups.

There have been 130 incidents recorded in July, including a Rabbi attacked by four youths outside a Jewish boarding school in Gateshead.

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Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain 'double' in a month

The number of reported attacks on British Jews have doubled over the last month, according to policy and community groups.

More than 100 hate incidents have been recorded in Britain, including a Rabbi attacked by four youths outside a Jewish boarding school in Gateshead.

Jewish groups said the number of attacks was double the number carried out before the Gaza conflict. Credit: PA

Other reports include a group of Asian men driving through a Jewish area of Greater Manchester, shouting “Heil Hitler” and hurling missiles at pedestrians.

Jewish groups have also tracked an increase in the use of the words "dirty Jew" on Twitter.

A spokesman for a Jewish organisation, the Community Security Trust (CST), said the incidents are well over double the average and are linked to the conflict in Gaza.

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