The community of St Ives has been left shocked by what has been called an act of “racially motivated vandalism”.

During the evening of January 6, several vehicles in St Ives were defaced with spray painted symbols of swastikas and abusive words. Given the large Jewish population in St Ives, the crime is being interpreted as having racial undertones.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff strongly condemned the incident.

“Racially-motivated vandalism has no place in civil society,” Mr Alhadeff told the North Shore Times.

“Nazi swastikas represent the ultimate in racial hatred, and all well-meaning people should condemn these attacks and those who engage in such despicable behaviour. We hope that the authorities catch the thugs responsible.”

 

Read the full article by Daniel Stringer from The North Shore Times at The Daily Telegraph.

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