London’s Jewish community has gone on high alert following a series of terrorist attacks in the British capital on Thursday morning.
Mike Whine, head of the Community Security Trust, a Jewish communal organization that works to defend the British Jewish community, told Ynetnews that his organization has “issued an alert urging vigilance for the community.”
“In the past when there have been terror attacks, there has been an increase in anti-Semitism,” Whine said.
Whine said the security group is staying in close contact with London police and investigators from Scotland Yard.
"We are working closely with the officers, and two of our representatives have a meeting with London police this afternoon,” he said.
Leslie Bunder of Something Jewish in London adds: The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it is working with CST to ensure that the community is safe.
"Our condolences go to the victims of this outrage," the board's statement said. "Today’s events underline the fact that terrorism is a global scourge. Just as we are all potential targets we must together do everything possible to confront this evil wherever and however it manifests itself.”