A construction worker who allegedly threatened to kill four Jewish teenagers if they didn’t hide their Israeli flag has been charged with stalking and intimidation – as his identity may be revealed for the first time.
Abdullah Al-taay, 23, was charged with harassment/intimidation with intent to cause bodily harm after he allegedly threatened to kill four Jewish teenagers who were attacking an Israeli in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill about 6.30pm on Monday had raised the flag.
He was granted bail on Thursday on the condition he not enter Sydney’s eastern suburbs, where many Jewish Australians live.
Footage of the incident allegedly shows Al-Taay – wearing an orange high-visibility vest and black cap – marching towards four teenagers who were in the process of attaching an Israeli flag to their car.
He points his finger at her and repeatedly tells her to put it back in your car.
“I swear, if I see you with that flag, I’m going to kill you all.” “I’m telling you all – all of you,” he says.
23-year-old Abdullah Al-taay (pictured left) has been charged with “stalking/intimidation” with intent to cause bodily harm after he allegedly threatened to kill four Jewish teenagers at around 6.30pm on Monday at Exclusive An Israeli flag was raised in the Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill
Al-taay appeared at Downing Court in Sydney on Thursday morning after being held in custody overnight following his arrest on Wednesday afternoon at Liverpool police station, where he was later charged.
He spent the night at the Amber Laurel Correctional Center in western Sydney.
Al-taay was released on bail with the condition that he not enter almost all areas of the eastern suburbs, where many Jewish communities live.
“You must not enter any of these suburbs except for work purposes: Bellevue Hill, Double Bay, Woolhara, Queens Park, Bondi Beach, Bondi Junction, Watsons Bay, Randwick,” Judge Julie Huber told him.
She added: “You are not allowed to take part in any rally or protest.”
Defense attorney Elie Srour of the Criminal Law Group said Al-taay agreed to the bail conditions.
“He is willing to comply with all the conditions, he spent the night in custody for the first time and he knows what will happen if he violates these conditions,” Mr Srour said.
Al-taay’s next court date is October 27.
Al-taay (pictured) was released on bail with the condition that he is not allowed to enter almost all areas of the eastern suburbs, where many Jewish communities live
Al-taay grew up in southwest Sydney, where he is believed to have attended the Cambelltown Performing Arts School.
His cover photo on Facebook shows the Palestine flag viewed through two hands folded in a love heart.
Al-Taay’s alleged outburst came on the same day that pro-Palestinian protests in Sydney’s CBD turned ugly with thugs chanting “gas Jews” and “death to Jews” in the shadow of the Opera House.
Around 1,000 demonstrators flocked to Sydney City Hall for a “Free Palestine” rally on Monday evening following renewed violence between Palestine and Israel.
The rally began with various chants, including “Resistance is justified when Palestine is occupied,” “Israel, Israel, you cannot hide that you are committing genocide,” and “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
Footage of the confrontation incident shows the man (pictured), wearing an orange high-visibility vest and black cap and appearing to be of Middle Eastern descent, approaching three teenagers who appeared to be in the process of tying an Israeli flag on their car in Bellevue Hill, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs
The disturbing video came hours before a pro-Palestinian protest was hijacked Monday night by radical Muslims – some wearing black masks – who hurled flaming flares at police and chanted “f*** Israel” and “f*** the Jews.” shouted the steps of the opera house (pictured)
Daily Mail Australia witnessed a large crowd of men attempting to light an Israeli flag with fireworks before stomping on it and tearing it to pieces (pictured)
But police swung into action when a man, now identified as Sydney businessman Mark Spiro, carried an Israeli flag – which he had not even unfurled – before three police officers dragged him away.
In a video of the incident filmed by Daily Mail Australia, Mr Spiro can be heard repeatedly saying: “I didn’t do anything wrong.”
An officer told him: “You have been arrested in connection with a breach of the peace.”
On Tuesday morning, NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Tony Cooke defended the decision to arrest Mr Spiro, claiming his presence “could have posed a significant danger to himself and others”.
“I understand his view… (but) it was necessary,” Mr Cooke said.
“Under these circumstances, the best option for us was to take the actions we did.”
Protesters marched from City Hall to the Sydney Opera House chanting “Free Palestine.”
Mr Cooke added: “He was arrested to prevent a breach of the peace for his safety. “He was removed and released.”
Mr Spiro later told Sky News that he found the officers’ actions “excessive” and that he felt like a “rag doll”.
“It was excessive and it was shocking and confronting that at that time you were holding back both arms because you had a rolled-up Israeli flag,” Mr. Spiro said.
“The police should be ashamed of themselves, quite frankly. “I was an innocent bystander with a rolled-up Israeli flag.”
In total, Daily Mail Australia witnessed three people attempting to raise an Israeli flag before being chased away by protesters or detained by police “for their own safety”.
Abigail Lane, 23, a social welfare student originally from Tasmania, had an Israeli flag with the words “Peace” taken from her by police.
“A police officer came and snatched it out of my hand and said, ‘Why the hell are you going in there with that sign? “What the hell do you think you’re doing?” she said.
The rally, organized by Palestine Action Group Sydney, saw scores of pro-Palestinian activists gather at City Hall in Sydney’s CBD before marching to the Opera House
Israeli supporters kept their distance and watched the performance from across Circular Quay
“I said, ‘I’m not Palestinian, I’m not Israeli. I’m just Irish-Australian and I don’t like that we’re stirring up hatred here in Sydney. My sign said love, not hate.”
“I don’t think stoking more anger and violence is the solution.”
Shockingly, NSW Police were forced to warn Sydney’s Jewish community not to enter the Sydney CBD on Monday night due to security concerns.
There were chaotic scenes at the opera house as the demonstration was hijacked by radical Muslims – some wearing black masks – who threw flaming torches at police and shouted “f*** Israel” and “f*** the Jews” under the steps. shouted from the iconic harborside venue.
At one point there were even shouts: “Gas the Jews.”
Daily Mail Australia witnessed a large crowd of men trying to light an Israeli flag with fireworks before trampling on it and tearing it to pieces.
Cries of “Allahu Akbar” (God is great in Arabic) and “Death to the Jews” rang out as some members of the crowd swarmed toward the police barricade, waving torn pieces of the Israeli flag – even as rally organizers urged protesters to respect the Police.