Vandals smash the front door of a kosher restaurant in the northwest London neighborhood of Golders Green, which has a large and prominent Jewish community, in what appears to be an antisemitic attack against the backdrop of Israel’s conflict with Hamas.
Photos uploaded to social media this morning show a gas canister hurled through the glass door of the Pita eatery on Golders Green Road.
A railway bridge across the same street is spray-painted with the words “Free Palestine,” while another section of the bridge has the words “Palestine will be free” daubed across it.
The acts of vandalism are carried out overnight.
Golders Green this morning. The heart of the Jewish community in North West London. A 5 minute walk from where I grew up.
This is not & never has been about Palestine. This is about trying to make British Jews feel unwelcome and threatened where they live.
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— Daniel Sugarman (@Daniel_Sugarman) October 9, 2023