Anti-Semitic incidents nearly double in France — watchdog

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From January to July, SPCJ documented 527 episodes of anti-Jewish hate, as compared to 276 last year

The Times of Israel

A French Jewish watchdog recorded a near doubling of anti-Semitic incidents in France for the first seven months of 2014 compared to the corresponding period last year.

From January 1 to July 31, SPCJ documented 527 anti-Semitic incidents compared to 276 in the same period of 2013, the security service reported in a statement Thursday. In all of last year, SPCJ documented 423 incidents.

The bulk of the 91 percent increase this year, SPCJ wrote, “is attributable to a particularly large increase of 126 percent in the ‘violent acts’ category” and “to peaks that corresponded with the anti-Israel protests” during Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza this summer.

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