An unknown person has called a Frankfurt rabbi and threatened to murder Jews living in the city. Dieter Graumann, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told the Frankfurter Rundschau the man had called the rabbi last Friday and posed as a Palestinian with relatives in Gaza. The man then said, "I'll kill 30 Frankfurt Jews in retaliation," Graumann said. The man related his threat to the current raids by the Israeli army in the Gaza Strip.
Such a concrete threat had not previously existed, Graumann said. He said he takes the incident seriously and sees it as an indication "that the hatred had reached a new level." The Jewish community is already in contact with the police. An indication of the identity of the caller will not be given.
Since the escalation in the Middle East, anti-Semitic slogans were made during anti-Israel demonstrations in several German cities.