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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 sentiment spreads across Europe

  • Clashes broke out at a banned pro-Gaza demonstration in Paris on Saturday, with tear gas deployed by riot police after protesters threw stones and other missiles.
  • France, which has western Europe's largest Muslims and Jewish populations, banned a 3,000-strong protest, fearing a wave of anti-Semitic attacks.
  • In Berlin, too, an Imam at a mosque apparently called for the murder of Zionist Jews. It led the Israeli Ambassador to Berlin, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, to say "they pursue the Jews in the streets of Berlin as if it were in 1938".

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