Friday, June 25, 2010

Muslim Attack on Jewish Dancers in Germany Cancels Event; 5 Arabs, One German Identified

The JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) website reports today (June 25, 2010) that Jewish leaders are worried about a possible upsurge in anti-Semitism by Muslim youth, as a result of an attack on dancers last week at a Jewish festival in Germany.

A group of children and teens of immigrant backgrounds threw stones at the Chaverim Dancers from Hanover Liberal Congregation on June 19 and shouted "Jews out!" One dancer was injured; the performance was canceled.

The stone throwers were mostly Lebanese, Palestinian, and Iranian origin. Police have identified six suspects in the attack -- five Arab immigrants and one German.

It was the first violent anti-Semitic incident this year in the greater Hanover area that was not committed by neo-Nazis.

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