Elderly Jewish woman assaulted in London

70-year-old woman hospitalized after attack by man yelling anti-Semitism slurs.


Police in London
Police in London

JTA - A 70-year-old Jewish woman was hospitalized with a concussion after being attacked by an assailant who called her “Zyd,” Polish for “Jew.”

The male attacker smashed her head into a brick wall while shouting “Zyd” during the attack on Saturday afternoon in London’s Stamford Hill neighborhood, which has a large Orthodox Jewish population, the London-based Campaign Against Anti-Semitism reported on its website.

The incident was first reported by the London chapter of the Shomrim Jewish neighborhood watch organization.

70y/o Jewish woman required hospital treatment after she was assaulted in an antisemitic attack in #StamfordHill by a man shouting "Żyd" pic.twitter.com/ztw59PH14Z

— Shomrim N.E. London (@Shomrim) November 7, 2017