Saturday, October 26, 2013

Brutal antisemitic attack in Australia

Don't let them tell you its all about the "occupation".  The latest incident in the worldwide rise of antisemitism is from New South Wales, Australia.

According to Australian police,  four men, aged 27 to 66 wearing kippot and a 62-year-old woman were walking home after Sabbath dinner when they were brutally attacked by eight men.

From the Sydney Morning Herald
Two men remain in hospital with serious injuries after an alleged anti-Semitic attack near Bondi Beach on Saturday.

 Five people were injured suffering a fractured cheekbone, broken nose, concussion, lacerations and bruising when they were set upon by eight youths on Blair Street.

 St Vincent's Hospital spokesman and member of the Bondi Jewish community David Faktor said the victims told him the attack was unprovoked and racially motivated.

 He said the family was returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner and did not know their attackers or do anything to incite the violence.

 ''Any kind of serious unprovoked attack is of great concern but the fact it was racially motivated is all the more concerning,'' Mr Faktor said.

''It is extremely shocking that an attack like this could happen in Australia let alone in Bondi being such a multicultural area.''

The attack was racially motivated.
  The NSW Anti-discrimination Board of NSW will investigate the incident.
Board president Stepan Kerkyasharian told Channel 7 News there appeared to be "severe racial vilification involved in the incident".
 "That’s a term under the [anti-discrimination] legislation," he said.

 "And I think that we should be taking action."


AU Sky news reports on the event without mentioning the antisemitic nature of the attack. Their headline reads  "Five people have ended up in hospital following a brawl in Sydney's eastern suburbs", as though this were some sort of barroom altercation.


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