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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.”

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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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