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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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'130 anti-Semitic attacks' in UK since Gaza conflict

The situation in Gaza has led to an increase in anti-Semitic attacks on British Jews.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the killing in Gaza must stop. Credit: PA

Jewish advice group The Community Security Trust reported there were 130 anti-Semitic incidents in July alone - the second highest monthly total on record.

Asked if the fighting in Gaza could lead to more attacks on British Jews, Hammond told the Sunday Telegraph, "Of course it's a concern and we have already seen certainly an upturn in anti-Semitic rhetoric."

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