Swiss kosher butcher vandalised four times in a month

A kosher butcher shop in the Swiss city of Basel has been vandalised four times in one month in what local Jews are condemning as an antisemitic campaign of intimidation.

In one of the attacks, the unidentified perpetrators removed the letter J from the German-language word for Jewish from a metal sign over the shop, as well as two of the Hebrew-language letters for the word kosher.

In the latest incident, on Sunday, the shop’s window display was shattered.

Leopold Stefansky, the president of the Basel Jewish community, called the incidents “antisemitic attacks”.

Jonathan Kreutner, the secretary general of the FSCI Federation of Swiss Jews – the country’s EJC affiliate – told 20Min that the incidents are “generating concern” among members of the community.

Police are investigating the incidents.


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