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Antisemitism in London soared during Gaza fighting, police say

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LONDON — Police recorded around four times as many antisemitic incidents in London during May’s war between Israel and Gaza than at any time in the last three years, the city’s force said Thursday.

They reported 87 antisemitic incidents, 65 more than the previous highest monthly figure recorded since they began reporting the data in May 2018, London Metropolitan Police told Britain’s Press Association news agency.

During 11 days in May, Palestinian terror groups in Gaza fired thousands of rockets at Israeli cities, killing 13.The Israeli Air Force responded with strikes that killed 253 Palestinians, the majority of them combatants according to the Israeli military.

Disturbances also broke out in the West........

© The Times of Israel

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