Two antisemitic incidents in Milan over a single weekend have sparked alarm within the Jewish community

Two incidents of verbal and physical violence over a single weekend have stirred concern within the Italian Jewish community.

The first incident occurred on the morning of April 6th, in front of the Jewish Community Elderly Residence in Milan: a man heavily insulted two Jews, calling them “Assassins.”

The video was shared on his Facebook page by City Councilor Daniele Nahum, who commented, “Look at what this atmosphere reminiscent of fascism of the thirties leads to. Two Orthodox Jews verbally and almost physically attacked (thanks to the Italian Army for preventing it) in front of a Jewish school by a maniac who clearly used the now commonly accepted term ‘genocide’. Clearly, we will not be intimidated.”

In the afternoon of the same day, on Corso Indipendenza in Milan, a demonstration took place, starting from Piazza Tricolore and heading towards Via Corelli, the site of a Detention Center for Migrants (CPR). Demonstrators demanded the closure of immigrant centers, referred to as “state camps” for the conditions in which they are held.

As has been happening for months now, every demonstration in Milan is infiltrated by provocateurs who, at any opportunity, add the slogan “Free Palestine.”

On Corso Indipendenza, an elderly Jew, who was walking his dog, fell victim to this violent and antisemitic drift. A protester attacked him, causing him to fall, snatched his hat, and stomped on it, heavily insulting him shouting “dirty Jew.”


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