Anti-Semitic Incidents Spike Across Britain
Anti-Semitism hit a record high in Great Britain last year, according to a British charity.
The Community Security Trust reports the number of anti-Semitic incidents spiked, including more than 80 violent assaults.
The charity recorded 1,168 incidents across Britain. That's more than double the number of cases in 2013, and the highest yearly total since the group began monitoring anti-Semitism in Britain in 1984.
Some of the anti-Semitic abuse included hate mail, threats, and abuse on social media, graffiti, and the damaging of Jewish property.
The charity believes the spike was a retaliation over the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer.
A spokesman for the group said fear spiked yet again after one of the Islamic terrorists in last month's Paris attacks specifically targeted a Jewish grocery store.
Four Jewish people were among the 17 victims killed in the Paris rampage.
Afterward, an unprecedented number of British Jews called the Community Security Trust fearing they could be targeted next.