A triangular roadside warning sign with the message “Beware of Jews” that appeared near a London synagogue has been reported to police.
The sign has a silhouette of an orthodox Jewish man wearing a traditional Fedora hat and was spotted on a Stamford Hill lamppost on Tuesday. A member of Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim saw the sign with a red outline that traditionally denotes danger in British road signage and reported it to police.
— Shomrim N.E. London (@Shomrim) March 14, 2017
“A lot of the time it will be more of a person-to-person kind of thing, or graffiti, which is more unprofessional.
“The person who planned (this sign) has obviously gone to an effort to cause alarm and distress to local people.”
Labour’s MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, said the incident amounted to “despicable, nasty behaviour that has absolutely no place in our community”.
As Breitbart Jerusalem has reported, a recent study shows anti-Semitic hate incidents are surging to record highs in Britain.
The Community Security Trust charity said there were on average more than three anti-Semitic incidents per day in 2016.
It said there were 1,309 incidents last year, a 36 percent increase over the year before. It is the highest total since the group started keeping records in 1984.
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