US Attorney General Garland warns of rise in threats tied to Israel-Hamas war

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland gives a brief statement at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., August 11, 2023. REUTERS/Bonnie Cash/File Photo WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said on Thursday that the Justice Department is monitoring an increase in reported threats against Jewish, Muslim and Arab communities in the United States tied to Israel’s war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

“The entire Justice Department remains vigilant in our efforts to identify and respond to hate crimes, threats of violence, or related incidents, with particular attention to threats to faith communities,” Garland said in prepared […]

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