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Australian police have arrested 3 people beating up a group of Jews coming back from the synagogue

The Australian police have charged three people over an alleged anti-Semitic attack in Sydney’s eastern suburbs on Saturday.

Four men and a woman were walking home from the synagogue in the suburb of Bondi when a group of about eight young men began yelling anti-Semitic insults at them. Police said the confrontation soon turned into a physical fight. …

Shlomo Ben Haim, an emissary for the Jewish National Fund, and his wife were among the victims of the attack.

Two 17-year-olds and a 23-year-old man were arrested at the scene, but the rest of the alleged attackers managed to run away.

Sergeant David Rose said all five victims, aged between 27 and 66, were injured during the attack.

“Some have suffered concussion – there’s also a fractured cheekbone, a possible broken nose, lacerations and bruising,” he said. “All those injured people were treated by ambulance paramedics and then conveyed to St Vincent’s Hospital.”

Hospital spokesman David Faktor said the victims told him it was an unprovoked attack and that they were targeted because they were Jewish.

“You certainly don’t come to Bondi and expect that,” added Faktor. “Maybe in Germany in the 1930s and Russia in the 1970s but certainly in Sydney, Australia, Bondi you just don’t expect an unprovoked attack.”

Stepan Kerkyasharin, the president of the Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales, said he is concerned anti-Semitic attacks are still occurring.

“We are a fairly mature society where we have a very clear understanding that we are people of different racial backgrounds,” he said. “We have to live together in a manner where we accept diversity and respect diversity.”

Ben Haim said that this is not the first time Jews came under attack. He said that thus far attacks were only verbal, but this is the first incident in which there was physical attack.

KKL-JNF World Chairman,? Efi Stenzler said that “Attacks and demonstrations against us (Jews) have picked up momentum of late, we are targeted first and foremost because we are helping to realize the Zionist vision.”

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