US Jews, Muslims and Arabs face rise in threats, warns Merrick Garland

Attorney general says justice department vigilant about threats of violence linked to Israel-Hamas war

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The US attorney general, Merrick Garland, said on Thursday that the justice department was 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 remarks at a news conference in Jacksonville, Florida.


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