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Amsterdam Jewish woman and kids told ‘you should all be shot’

(JTA) – A Jewish woman from Amsterdam told police that a man shouted at her and her children that they “should all be shot” and called them “cancer Jews” before getting into a taxi cab. The incident occurred Wednesday, Aug. 22 in the heavily Jewish Buitenveldert neighborhood, the Het Parool daily reported based on a complaint to police by the 28-year-old woman, who was not named in the media, with help from the Federative Jewish Netherlands organization. A witness wrote down the taxi’s license plate and gave it to police, who are investigating the incident, the report said. Police would not say whether the suspect implicated in the incident is a taxi driver or passenger. Federative Jewish Netherlands wrote Thursday, Aug. 23 on Twitter that the taxi belonged to one of Amsterdam’s largest taxi companies, TCA. The firm is also investigating the incident internally, the report said. Discrimination against Jews in the Netherlands nearly doubled in 2017, reaching a five-year high that accounts for 41 percent of all the xenophobic incidents recorded, according to a report published earlier this year by the Dutch Public Prosecution Service.

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