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Local Jewish Patrols Report Two Antisemitic Attacks Against Jewish Property in London Borough

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A picture of the car outside Hackney's Beth Hamedrash Skver Synagogue that was vandalized on Tuesday. Photo: Courtesy.

A picture of the car outside Hackney’s Beth Hamedrash Skver Synagogue that was vandalized on Tuesday. Photo: Courtesy.

As London police announced a decision to move an “anti-Judaization” rally in the city from the heavily Jewish Golders Green neighborhood to Westminster, local patrols in the London borough of Hackney reported two incidents of vandalism of Jewish property in 24 hours, the UK’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Tuesday.

Graffiti with the words “f*** the Jews” was spray-painted across the gates of the Simon Marks Jewish Primary School, a local unofficial Jewish security group, called shomrim, said via Twitter.

The graffiti was apparently removed before students arrived for class on Tuesday, and local police announced they had launched an investigation, according to the report.

The local shomrim also called for help to identify the vandals, stating that on-site cameras were being used to find the assailants.

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And in an apparently unrelated incident, a man wielding “an axe or hammer,” according to shomrim, damaged a car in front of the Beth Hamedrash Skver synagogue, smashing its windows and denting the frame.

Shomrim spokesmen said the vandal had been caught on camera carrying the damaging item, according to the report.

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