Attack in UK Started as Brawl, Turned Anti-Semitic

Local Jews plan to train in self defense to prevent similar attacks in the future, says a witness.

Yoni Kempinski,

British police, Jews (file)
British police, Jews (file)
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Shuki Moses, who was present at the Stamford Hill Ahavas Torah Synagogue at week's end when up to 20 attackers tried to break in to the building, told Arutz Sheva that the incident did not start as an anti-Semitic one, but became anti-Semitic when the attackers began to shout anti-Jewish epithets.

The hooligans broke doors, damaged prayerbooks, and yelled threats to kill the worshipers. One Jew was injured, and five or six attackers were arrested. The police said they are treating the incident as an anti-Semitic one.

Local Jews plan to train in self defense to prevent similar attacks in the future, said Moses.


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