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‘I f***ing hate Jews’: Teen charged for antisemitic incident at UK train station

17-year-old arrested for religiously aggravated public order offence; victim was abused in two separate incidents in one evening on London transport network earlier this month

Illustrative: A platform at Oxford Circus tube station in London, on March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Illustrative: A platform at Oxford Circus tube station in London, on March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

A 17-year-old was charged on Friday in connection with an antisemitic verbal attack on a Jewish man at a London train station earlier this month.

The visibly Jewish man was threatened and attacked on public transportation twice within an hour on July 4 in London.

The teen was charged with a religiously aggravated public order offence after he allegedly shouted “I f***ing hate the Jews” at the man at Oxford Circus Underground station.

As a minor, the suspect’s name was not released for publication.

Police said the teen was released on conditional bail, and will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on August 2.

The antisemitic incident came shortly after a man threatened to “slit your throat for Palestine” and called the same victim a “f***ing scumbag” aboard a bus.

A man hurls antisemitic abuse at a Jewish man in London, on July 3, 2021. (Screen capture via Twitter)

No arrests have been made in connection with that first incident and police on Friday renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Britain saw a dramatic rise in antisemitic incidents in May, coinciding with Israel’s 11-day conflict with Gaza-based terror groups.

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