Anti-Semitic attacks rise significantly in Netherlands

An anti-Semitism watchdog group in the Netherlands said that  incidents involving acts against the Jewish community rose 71 percent last year, adding that some police officers were unwilling to intervene in such matters.


The Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI, recorded 171 incidents in 2014 compared to 100 in 2013, CIDI wrote in a statement sent to the media on Wednesday about the group’s annual report on anti-Semitism.


The report noted a “worrisome phenomenon” amongst police officer’s behavior towards the Jewish community, with some preferring to “look the other way” in such cases.


“The filing of a complaint was sometimes discouraged in contrast with the policy that indeed seeks to enhance reporting,” according to the report.


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