- Tirade of abuse on Armistice Day when 300,000 took part in pro-Palestine
This is the appalling moment a London bus passenger declared ‘only Jews eat at McDonald’s’ in a violent rant at others onboard.
A woman wearing a black bandanna, top, coat, and ripped blue denim jeans launched into the shocking ‘distressing’ tirade on Armistice Day when 300,000 people marched through central London in a pro-Palestine protest.
A passenger was on board the evening London bus with her husband discussing McDonald’s chips when she heard someone shout ‘only Jews eat McDonald’s’.
Passengers pulled out their mobile phones to film the ‘anti-Semitic attack’ in which the aggressive woman asks someone: ‘Are you a Jew?’
She then spots she is being filmed and takes a swipe at a woman’s phone before directing her anger at another passenger as he tries to stop her walking towards another man.
‘Why are you touching me, fam?’ she says, before adding: ‘I’ll smash your glasses into your eyes, bro.’
She continues to hurl insults at a second man saying ‘what, is it because I said something about Jews? Because I said free Palestine? Because I said I support Palestine?’.
She continues to threaten to smash people’s phones and becomes more irate as she tells people to stop recording her.
A woman’s voice can be heard asking her to get off the bus while a man says what she has said is offensive.
The short video ends as she slumps onto a chair waving both her hands in air and saying: ‘Get me off the bus, bro.’
An eyewitness who took the footage was at the centre of the ‘distressing anti-Semitic attack’.
‘It is not safe to be a Jew in London right now,’ she said. ‘We are experiencing everything that we were warned about as children. This weekend in London, Jewish homes have been graffitied, people had to be escorted by police whilst leaving Synagogue and posters have been waved that would have been proudly held up in 1930s Germany.
‘Each bus or train journey becomes increasingly intimidating, making us question if this is a place we can continue to call home. As the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors, I am appalled, but sadly, not completely surprised, that this is something I have to face in my lifetime.
‘To my non-Jewish friends and colleagues – please understand that this is the reality for Jewish people right now. Please do not look away. Please do not stay silent. Please reach out to your Jewish friends, talk to them, listen to them.
‘And if and when you witness incidents like this – please, please, speak up. Because despite there being lots of other people on the bus, only one other person confronted her.
‘And I was scared. This is a route I take daily, and while I had my husband with me this time, I can’t help but wonder who would stand up for me if I were alone?’
Pro-Palestine protesters have been targeting McDonald’s in the UK by releasing mice onto the floor of restaurants.
The mice attacks are part of calls to boycott McDonald’s – who have offered free meals to IDF soldiers – along with Starbucks and Disney, for allegedly favouring Israel during the ongoing conflict.
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