Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jews Suffer More Verbal Abuse on Dutch Streets

Jews in the Netherlands were verbally abused more often in 2011 than in 2010. Twenty-eight incidents were reported in 2011 according to the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel (CIDI), compared to 9 cases in 2010. In 2009, there were twenty incidents reported, many of which were related to Israeli army actions in Gaza. Many of those who report verbal abuse say that this has been happening already for years, but the number of incidents has increased in recent years. CIDI expressed its concern that many people who suffer from verbal abuse no longer report it because they assume that the perpetrators cannot be found, as they are unknown to the victims.

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