A woman was threatening passengers and asked “are you a Jew?” in a heated tirade on a bus.
Ed Leon Klinger’s friend captured the incident, which happened on a bus in London, on video and shared it to X (formerly Twitter).
He said it showed the experience of Jewish people and the rise in anti-Semitic incidents since the October 7 Hamas attacks and the subsequent bombing of Gaza by Israel.
The man posted it on X with the caption: “This video was recorded yesterday by a friend of mine in London. Welcome to the new reality for British Jews.”
The video shows a woman asking someone if they’re Jewish before hitting at the camera filming.
Two other passengers try to confront her about what she said while she repeatedly asks “Why are you recording me?”
The woman then threatens to “smash” a person’s glasses into their eyes and says: “Cause I said something about Jews? Free Palestine – I support Palestine. You’re lucky I don’t smash your phone you know.”
Another passenger tells her that what she’s saying is offensive and two of them ask her to get off the bus.
The video ends with her sitting sideways on a seat, refusing to leave and challenging them: “Get me off the bus.”
A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police told the Mirror: “We are aware of a video circulating showing an incident that we believed to have taken place on a bus in Kentish Town, Camden. We have reached out to the person who shared the video to obtain further information.
“Further enquiries are ongoing. There have been no arrests at this time. Police have been clear that there is no place in London for hate. Anyone who has information that could assist police should call 101 ref CAD 6095/12 Nov”.
In late October, the force said antisemitic hate crimes in London had increased by 1,350% in the weeks following the outbreak of the Hamas-Israel war.