School Playground Fencing

4th October 2021

The Hot Topic – Why has there been an Increased Number of Terror Attacks Against Jewish Schools?

Back in March 2021, a man wielding a knife was overpowered just outside a Jewish School in Marseille, France. Security personnel on hand within the school grounds spotted the individual, who was detained; and later arrested by police.

This could have been a very different story if the man in question had gained unauthorised access onto the school premises, and if the site did not have security guards to oversee and prevent this. But the big question is why do Jewish Schools have such high security measures in place compared to other schools?

Well according to the Guardian, The Community Security Trust (CST) recorded 1,308 anti-Semitic incidents nationwide between January and June 2021, which is a 49% increase on the same period back in 2020. This level of anti-Semitic abuse and behaviour is the worst the UK has seen in recent decades. But, what has been the cause of this; and how can we stop this level of abuse and attacks on these schools?