Hasidic Jewish couple harassed about Gaza on Manchester train ride

The man who had harassed them did so by asking them about Israeli involvement in Gaza.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
September 3, 2019 03:16
Police officers stand at the end of a tram platform following a stabbing at Victoria Station

Police officers stand at the end of a tram platform following a stabbing at Victoria Station in Manchester, Britain, January 1, 2019. (photo credit: PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS)



An identifiably Jewish couple was harassed about Israel’s treatment of Gaza during a train ride in Manchester, England.

The anti-Semitic rant against the couple, dressed in Hasidic garb, was filmed by another passenger in the Metrolink on Thursday night, the Manchester Evening News reported.



The man called across the train car to the couple, asking them: “Does he know about the situation in Gaza?”



The man, who said he was from “Palestine,” was challenged by other passengers but continued his tirade. “I’m just asking one single question,” he said. “How is that an inflammatory question?”



The woman, 27, who filmed the incident told the Manchester newspaper that she reported it to the Community Support Trust, an organization for reporting anti-Semitic hate crime.


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