Anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level in the UK last year, according to the Community Security Trust.

A report by the trust, which provides security for Britain’s Jewish community and monitors anti-Semitism, said the number of incidents had more than doubled to 1,168 in 2014.

It is the highest figure since the trust began monitoring in 1984.

“Anti-Semitic reactions to the conflict in Israel and Gaza” were the biggest factor behind the rise, the trust said.

It recorded 314 incidents in July – the highest ever recorded in a single month.

It said almost half the offenders made reference to Gaza or Palestinians.

However, it said the number of incidents had already risen significantly in the first six months of the year, before the summer’s conflict.

Source: BBC