US experiences rise in Islamophobic and antisemitic incidents as Israel-Hamas struggle continues – JURIST

Muslim and Jewish civil rights teams reported on Wednesday a spike within the variety of Islamophobic and antisemitic incidents because the start of the Israel-Hamas war on October 7.

The Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR) reported 774 complaints and bias incidents throughout the US because the onset of the struggle, together with the deadly stabbing of a 6-year-old Muslim boy and his mom, who survived the incident. CAIR believes that is the biggest variety of complaints they’ve obtained in the same interval since former President Donald Trump introduced his intentions to institute a Muslim travel ban within the US in 2015.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) additionally reported on Wednesday that it has recorded 312 incidents of antisemitism within the US because the struggle began. On October 15, in New York Metropolis’s Grand Central Terminal, a person reportedly punched a 29-year-old lady within the face. The girl knowledgeable New York Police Division (NYPD) officers that when she inquired why she had been attacked, the person allegedly responded with, “You might be Jewish,” earlier than fleeing the scene.

Almost three weeks in the past, Hamas, a political and navy group that administered the Gaza, launched an assault on Israel alongside the Gaza border. A day after the assault, Israel declared struggle on the group. Since then, tensions have continued to rise, with Israel launching a brief deployment of floor forces into Gaza on Thursday.

Gaza’s Ministry of Well being reported that the struggle has resulted within the lack of over 7,300 lives up to now. Israeli authorities have reported their loss of life toll has surpassed 1,400 people. The UN has additionally reported that as many as 1.4 million folks have been displaced due to the struggle.

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