An orthodox Jewish man who took part in a pro-Palestinian rally in central Manchester has fled his home after allegedly being attacked by local Jewish residents.
The victims Greater Manchester home was vandalized twice with eggs thrown at the property, graffiti and smashed windows. His car was also sprayed with red paint, the Manchester Evening News reported Sunday.
The man moved out after he was attacked by a mob of up to 30 people, according to the newspaper.
Police are investigating the incidents and are treating them as hate crimes, the Jewish News website reported Sunday. The vandalism started at the end of July, while the operation was ongoing. Israel and Hamas have since agreed to a cease-fire.
The victim had expressed his views in the local community and also on King Street, in Manchester city centre, which has been the scene of protests by both pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli groups.
“I have lived here for many years and I have never known a situation where the Jewish community turned on each other,” a neighbor told the Manchester Evening News.