EXCLUSIVE: Stamford Hill community hit by three anti-Semitic crimes in days – plus Shomrim response

AntiSemitismWatch reported yesterday on the shocking anti-Semitic attack faced by a Stamford Hill orthodox family as they passed through the Blackwall Tunnel. We also exclusively revealed the importance of the Shomrim role in helping to ensure the arrest of the suspects and in reassuring the victims through their swift response, support and co-ordination role.

Appallingly, there have been two further vile anti-Semitic attacks in the days following. All have affected the ultra-orthodox Stamford Hill community.

Hasidic Jew wearing a shtreimel (fur hat).

During Shabbat, a 14-year-old orthodox male was targeted by a lone male who ripped off his shtreimel (traditional orthodox Jewish headwear) and threw it in the river. As if that was not despicable enough, the young male was also assaulted.  Although Shomrim answered the young mans call for help quickly they were not able to find the suspect. The matter was, however, reported to police for investigation.

7e579ff9d3c40c94b4a0549bdfb57809ln the early hours of Monday morning, 11th March, three young orthodox Jewish boys were walking along Manor Road in Stamford Hill. A male approached and, unprovoked, shouted anti-Semitic abuse at the young victims, who immediately contacted Shomrim.

The suspect allegedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”, “F***ing Jews” and “Kill the Jews” amongst his tirade of abuse.

Shomrim responded straight away and discovered the suspect was still in the area. He was continuing to be very abusive, threatening and shouting anti-Semitic comments.shom

Shomrim liaised with the Metropolitan police and supported the victims. The suspect was subsequently arrested by police.

Chaim Hochhauser, Supervisor at Stamford Hill Shomrim, said “Antisemitism and all types of Hate Crime is unacceptable, I urge victims and witnesses to report such incidents immediately. Such incidents should never be accepted as the norm, no matter how regular these incidents sadly happen.”

You can follow the Stamford Hill Shomrim group on Twitter via @Shomrim


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