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August 29, 2016 12:40 pm

Antisemitism Report: Hate Crimes Against British Jews Surge, Prosecutions Drop

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Gas canisters allegedly used by antisemitic attackers in Tottenham Hale Retail Park. Photo: London Shomrim Twitter Account

Gas canisters allegedly used by antisemitic attackers in Tottenham Hale Retail Park. Photo: London Shomrim/Twitter.

JNS.org – A disturbing report shows a continuously rising number of hate crimes committed against British Jews, while the number of hate crime cases being prosecuted has dropped, according to the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA).

Last year, there was a 26 percent increase in crimes committed against British Jews and a 51% spike in reported violent antisemitic acts, the group reported.

“Antisemitic crime has surged in the last two years and is now at a record high,” said Gideon Falter, the Chairman of CAA, a British charity that exposes anti-Semitism. “Instead of demonstrating that British Jews can rely on the authorities to prosecute antisemitism, the number of cases charged has actually dropped.”

Out of 15,000 hate crimes prosecuted last year, only 12 of those prosecutions were for hate crimes against British Jews. As a result, “British Jews are being denied justice,” Falter said in a statement.

CAA has issued legal guidelines to educate the British Jewish community on “how to obtain justice.”

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