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Norwegian Jews are affected – a threefold increase in anti-Semitism cases


Most registered anti-Semitism cases concern hate speech, reckless behavior and damage. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Of NTB | 16.05.2024 03:21:02

Social conditions: The police’s own specialist body, the National Competence Environment in Hate Crime, keeps an overview of registered criminal cases dealing with anti-Semitism, or hatred of Jews.

Here, Vårt Land has extracted figures for the first three months, i.e. the period January-April, this year and last year. The figures show that the number of cases has almost tripled:

There were 21 cases in the first term of 2024 – compared to eight cases in the first term of 2023.

In comparison, 19 cases were reported with anti-Semitism as a hate motive in each of the years 2022 and 2021, the police state.

According to the National Center for Hate Crime, there is a clear distinction on 7 October 2023. Then Hamas entered Israel and killed around 1,200 and took hundreds of hostages.

According to police superintendent Tina Håvelsrud Eklo in the police’s specialist body for hate crime, most registered cases are about hate speech, reckless behavior and damage.

(© NTB)


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