Four men were indicted on Monday for allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse near a synagogue in North London.
Prosecutors charged Mohammed Iftikhar Hanif, Jawaad Hussain, Asif Ali, and Adil Mota for using threatening, abusive or insulting words likely to stir up racial hatred on May 16 when they were driving in cars draped in Palestinian flags.
The accused from the northwest English town of Blackburn are set to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Oct. 6.
The alleged incident happened near a synagogue in West Hampstead and continued into St John’s Wood.
The incident occurred after protests in London and other cities across the U.K. and Ireland in support of the Palestinians.
Stephen Silverman, Director of Investigations and Enforcement at the Campaign Against Antisemitism has expressed joy at the indictment of the four suspects.
“We are pleased that suspects have now been charged but the convoy should never have been allowed in the first place and there remain many other unsolved crimes committed against British Jews from that same period of fighting between Hamas and Israel,” Silverman said.