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Officials Demand Actions Against Recent anti-Semitic Incidents in Argentina

Officials Demand Actions Against Recent anti-Semitic Incidents in Argentina
Officials Demand Actions Against Recent anti-Semitic Incidents in Argentina

The International Jewish organization as well as the Argentinian Jewish Organization are demanding action from the regional and local authorities following the recent anti-Semitic attacks that took place in Argentina.

The Jewish Political Umbrella from Argentina DAIA marked the attack conducted on Rabbi Shlomo Tawil in Rosario to be something as brutal anti-Semitic aggression. The organization also demanded of an investigation for the cause that might have given birth to such violence.

In the last two months, the assault on Rabbi Tawil is the third anti-Semitic incident while two other attacks took place in Buenos Aires in the month of April and May. such kind of assuults have been rare in the country.

One of the Latin American representatives from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Ariel Gelblung said that, Argentina was not a complete anti-Semitic country but it has certain anti-Semitic episodes in it. At the present time these episodes have turned to be more frequent and violent and the ongoing scenario was something that has definitely become a cause of concern.

Rabbi Tawil belonged from the local Chabad Lubavitch organization and he was attacked by three men in the city center of Rosario, that is located in the center of the country. While they attacked, the three men shouted anti-Semitic epithets and then removed the hat of Tawil, throwing it on the ground and continued attacking the Rabbi.

According to the latest reports, the wounded Rabbi is recovering with his family from the injuries. In Argentina, out of the nearly 44 million population, the country has nearly 180,000 Jews, however the rise in the number of anti-Semitic incidents grew by 14 percent in 2017.

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