Following Hamas’ attacks in Israel, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak of Britain promised millions of additional pounds in cash to strengthen security at schools and synagogues and defend them against antisemitic assaults.
Sunak’s office said on Thursday that the Community Security Trust, a group created to safeguard British Jews from antisemitic attacks, will receive an additional 3 million pounds ($3.7 million).
With the money, the organization will be able to increase security at the schools it supports and outside synagogues when people are praying. According to the Community Security Trust, there were 139 anti-Semitic incidents in the United Kingdom. four days ago, which is a fourfold rise from the same time last year.
Following a meeting with senior authorities and police chiefs to review security and policing plans for pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrations and marches across the United Kingdom, Sunak made the financial announcement. during the weekend.