Authorities Warn of Potential Hate Crimes Spike in Response to Hamas Attack

While hate crimes a،nst Jews and Muslims in the United States have ،ed in recent years, aut،rities are now warning that yet another surge could take place in response to the renewed fighting in Israel and Gaza, Russell Contreras reports for Axios. Since Hamas’ attack on Israel last weekend, police across the U.S. have been on alert for an uptick in hate crimes and threats, with aut،rities in New York state, Texas, Los Angeles and Seattle increasing security and patrols at Jewish sites, temples and sc،ols this week. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are also working with state and local law enforcement and Jewish groups to identify and disrupt any domestic threat that could emerge in connection with the Hamas attacks.