Antisemitic incidents up 385% in Austria

Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG) President Oskar Deutsch reported a fourfold increase in antisemitic incidents since the Hamas attack: “In the first five weeks since October 7, 2023, we are experiencing an unprecedented wave of antisemitism: compared to the average In 2022, an increase of 385 percent.”

“Antisemitism, whether from the left, right or of Islamist origin, is not tolerated in Austria,” said Austrian Interior Minister Gerhard Karner.

“The police and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution intervene consistently and report crimes. “ Justice Minister Zadic added: “Since the terrorist atrocities committed by Hamas against the Israeli civilian population, we have again recorded a frightening increase in antisemitic attacks in Austria. It is therefore important that we take decisive and closely coordinated action against it.”

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