The Israeli Confederation of Brazil (Conib) and the Israeli Society of Bahia repudiated the anti-Semitic aggression against a Jewish shopkeeper in Arraial d’Ajuda, Bahia. In a statement, Conib classified the attack as “disgusting” and “cowardly”, and called for reinforcement in the fight against anti-Semitism in Brazil.
On social media, a video recorded by the victim shows the moment in which a woman swears and attacks the trader. A man appears trying to contain the attacker, but she still manages to break some objectives in the victim’s store.
The merchant registered a police report and, according to the Civil Police, an investigation was launched to investigate the crimes of racism, threats, moral damage and bodily harm. The police also stated that efforts are being carried out to locate the author.
In a joint note, the entities also requested an investigation into the case and asked for moderation.
Check out the full note:
“Conib and the Sociedade Israelita da Bahia denounce the disgusting aggression against a Jewish shopkeeper in Arraial da Ajuda, Bahia, for the simple fact that she is Jewish. A cowardly, anti-Semitic attack, which must be investigated as a hate crime and follow the its due legal process. Conib has been asking our leaders for moderation and balance so as not to import the tragic conflict underway in the Middle East. Anti-Semitism must be condemned by everyone, and its explosion in recent months here in Brazil and around the world is a consequence of hateful and distorted views about Israel and Jews expressed by personalities and distributed through social media. This needs to stop to avoid even more serious consequences.”