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The badge of Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch in London
Photo: AFP

Anti-Semitism in London: 'Hitler is on the way'

Three men attack three ultra-Orthodox Jews in Tottenham, London, and flee.

Three ultra-Orthodox Jews were attacked in London by a group of anti-Semites on Wednesday evening, who threw gas cylinders at them and shouted "Hitler is on the way." The attackers fled, and no one was hurt in the incident.



The attack took place while the three – two men and a woman – were shopping in Tottenham. Three men in a pick-up truck overtook the group, who were walking from one shop to another, and threw the objects at them. They also shouted "Heil Hitler," according to UK media outlets.


The gas cylinders thrown by the attackers (Photo: Shomrim)
The gas cylinders thrown by the attackers (Photo: Shomrim)


The police have opened an investigation into the incident and are calling on anyone with information to contact them. Jewish organizations in London have said that this is one attack out of many.


The victims of the attack called volunteers from Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch organization, to help them. One of the volunteers, Michael Blayer, said: "This behavior is appalling, the victims were innocent shoppers at the Tottenham Hale Retail Park, and they were targeted because they were visibly Jewish.


"The verbal abuse was disgusting, and small objects were thrown towards the victims, making them fear for their immediate safety," Blayer added.


Illustrative photo of Shomrim volunteers in London (Photo: AFP)
Illustrative photo of Shomrim volunteers in London (Photo: AFP)


Jonathan Sacerdoti, from Campaign Against Anti-Semitism, added: "Obviously there are negative connotations conjured up related to gas.


"I have no way to know why they chose these projectiles, (but) the attackers did refer to the Holocaust,” Sacerdoti continued.


“This disturbing incident is a reminder of the abuse that many Jewish people experience all too often," Sacerdoti added.

“It is vital that victims report all anti-Semitic attacks or incidents whenever they happen, and that the police take every report seriously, investigating and charging those responsible wherever possible,” he said.


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