Steep Rise in Number of anti-Semitic Attacks Across Holland

Unknown assailants fire two gunshots at mental health clinic run by the Amsterdam Jewish community.

Since Israel began Operation Cast Lead on December 27, the Dutch Jewish community has recorded six violent incidents against Jewish institutions and buildings.

Unknown assailants Thursday fired two gunshots at a mental health clinic run by the Amsterdam Jewish community, in what some Dutch Jews are describing as the worst anti-Semitic attack in the Netherlands since Israel invaded Gaza in December.

Staff from the Sinai Jewish center in Amstelveen near the Dutch capital found two bullet holes in a window.

A previous attack targeted the liberal synagogue in Haaksbergen, where assailants threw stones at the windows.

Another incident was an attempted arson against a Jewish institution in Arnhem, followed by the throwing of a Molotov cocktail at an Amsterdam Jewish-owned building. Aother Jewish-owned building was pelted with stones in Oss.