December 7, 2019

Rabbi Beaten While Visiting London

Jewish men in the Stamford Hill area of London, Jan. 17, 2015. (Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

(JTA) — A rabbi visiting London was beaten and left on the ground bleeding in the city’s Stamford Hill neighborhood.

The incident occurred on Friday night, the London-based Campaign Against Anti-Semitism reported.

The unnamed man described by British media as a “senior rabbi” flew out of London after Shabbat for Israel.

The two teenagers who assaulted the rabbi allegedly shouted “Kill Jews” and “F*** Jews” during the attack, according to the Shomrim of Stamford Hill. The attack has been reported to London Police.

The attack is not believed to be related to the attack on the London Bridge by an alleged member of the Islamic State which occurred earlier in the day, the Jerusalem Post reported.

A demonstration against Jew-hatred in politics and mounting anti-Jewish hate crime is scheduled for Dec. 8 in Parliament Square, the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism reported.