February 26, 2020

London Man Reportedly Attacks 3 Jewish Children on Bus

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An unidentified male allegedly attacked three Jewish children on a bus in London on the morning of Nov. 24, the Jewish Chronicle reports.

The London Shomrim, which a neighborhood watch organization, tweeted that “1 victim was punched in the eye, all 3 had their hats thrown off.” A video accompanied the tweet.

Police told the UK Metro publication that they are investigating the matter; no arrests have been made at this time.

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted, “Absolutely disgraceful. Three Jewish kids were punched on a bus in London. Such violent #antiSemitism cannot go without justice, especially as #antiSemitism continues to rise in the UK.”

The alleged assault comes after a video clip went viral Nov. 22 of a man subjecting a Jewish family on the London Metro to anti-Semitic harassment. A Muslim woman intervened; a man was later arrested over the matter. The Jewish father met with her on Nov. 25 and thanked her for her actions.

A Community Security Trust (CST) report from August concluded that there has been a 10 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Britain from 2018 to 2019; the 892 reported anti-Semitic incidents at that point are a record-high in a CST report.