(Washington, D.C., March 22, 2021)--B’nai B’rith International President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement:
We are outraged by the vicious, violent attack on a 20-year-old pregnant Jewish woman in Stamford Hill, London. The assault adds to a disturbing trend of a rise of attacks on Jewish women in the area, and of anti-Semitic incidents around the world.
CCTV footage shows a man follow the woman into an alley, then proceed to throw a black pillowcase or bag over her head and hit her several times.
The woman was rushed to the hospital with minor injuries and is “OK but traumatized,” according to a source in the local Jewish community as reported in local accounts.
This is the fifth assault on a Jewish woman in the area in just the past month.
We commend police for swiftly launching an investigation and hope the perpetrator will soon be brought to justice.
The attack again brings attention to the need to do more as a society to combat anti-Semitism and violence against women.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit bnaibrith.org.