Survivors of Nova Festival Attack Harassed at Manchester Airport


Two brothers who survived the Nova Musical Festival attack by Hamas on Oct. 7 found themselves harassed by Border Police upon their arrival at Manchester Airport, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

The Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region (JRC), which brought these allegations to light on X, claims that the survivors were detained for two hours upon their arrival from Brussels on March 24th. During their questioning about their purpose in the country, the brothers explained they were there to fundraise for a not-for-profit organization. Allegedly, the officer responded by cautioning them to “make sure that you are not going to do what you are doing in Gaza over here.”

Footage from the incident by JRC shows a male Border Force officer saying, “Knock the attitude off. We’ve made the decision that you’re coming in, so just let us do the checks we need to do and keep quiet” and “Look at me. Are you clear with that? Good. We’re the bosses, not you.”

In light of the allegations, a spokesperson from the Home Office—the UK’s authority on immigration and security—declared the issue is under investigation.

“While the facts and circumstances are being established, it must be reiterated that we do not tolerate antisemitism in any form, anywhere,” the spokesperson said.

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