By Isha Sesay • 03 December 2019 • 14:42
Protesters demonstrating in Parliament Square in London against antisemitism. Credit: Reuters.
A RABBI was left “bleeding and dazed” after being beaten by men shouting anti-Semitic abuse in London, England.
As reported by Shomrim, a community group for largely Jewish neighbourhoods, the rabbi was subjected to an unprovoked assault by two men near Amhurst Park in Stamford Hill on Friday evening (November 29).
The Hackney Gazette reported that the attackers repeatedly punched the rabbi and threw him to the ground while shouting insults such “kill Jews” and other expletives, until a passer-by shouted at them to stop.
The victim is a prominent rabbi and was reportedly in London to attend a wedding. He has since returned to Israel following the attack.
Rabbi Herschel Gluck, the chair of Shomrim, wrote on Facebook: “A rabbi on a visit to London was beaten up in a totally unprovoked attack by two youths, on Friday night.”
Diane Abbott, Labour candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, condemned the assault as “horrific.” She said: “It has shaken our Hackney community to its core. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community in Stamford Hill and across the UK.”
Police have confirmed that a report was made and that they are attempting to contact the victim for a full account of the violent assault.
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