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Anti Semitic incidents in Belgium jumps 30 percent

By Mason White 1:19 PM February 27, 2013
Jews in Belgium 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) The attacks against the Jewish community across Europe keeps rising and are reaching extremely high levels not seen since World War Two, according to the latest incident reports.

An agency of the Belgian government has confirmed that anti-Semitic incidents and violence against Jews has increased by 30 percent in 2012, with 88 documented complaints compared with 62 in the previous year.

The cases included 11 incidents of vandalism, 15 verbal attacks, 13 Holocaust denials and 28 online attacks. Police have said that because many victims do not log complaints, the actual number of incidents is probably much higher.

France faced one of the worst anti-Semitic incidents last year, after Muslim extremist, Mohamed Merah, killed a Jewish rabbi and three Jewish schoolchildren. The country experienced a significant increase in the number of anti-Semitic incidents last year, with 614 attacks in 2012 compared to 389 the previous year.

In another recent attack, Rabbi Daniel Alter was assaulted in Berlin, while walking down the street with his daughter. The incident is just another example of the growing trend of anti-Semitism across the European continent.

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