Synagogues locked down in Sydney: Reports of New South Wales police operations in eastern suburbs amid rising tensions
- Police patrols Sydney’s eastern suburbs
- Reports that Jewish places of worship are closed
Jewish synagogues in Sydney’s eastern suburbs were briefly locked down on Saturday morning as police carried out patrols in the area.
Jewish places of worship in Rose Bay, Vaucluse and Dover Heights have been secured, although police confirmed there is no immediate danger to the public.
Initial reports of an armed man in the area proved unfounded as police said no weapons were found.
“Just after midday on Saturday, officers from the Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command were called to New South Head Road, Vaucluse following reports of suspicious activity in the area,” police said in a statement.
Some Jewish synagogues in Sydney’s eastern suburbs are reportedly on lockdown as police carry out patrols in the area
“Officers conducted an extensive and thorough search of the area; However, nothing was found.
“There is no danger to the public.” The investigation is ongoing.
The unconfirmed reports come as tensions rise worldwide following the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel earlier this week and Israel’s decisive response.
The reports come a day after three men were arrested for making Hitler salutes outside the Jewish Museum in Sydney.
It is understood the trio – aged 30, 31 and 40 – were allegedly drunk and made Nazi salutes outside the museum in Darlinghurst just after midday on Friday.
The reports come a day after three men were arrested for making Hitler salutes outside the Jewish Museum in Sydney
Daily Mail Australia was on scene as two of the men left Kings Cross police station at around 6.30pm on Friday
The three were each accused of behaving offensively in a public place or near a school and of knowingly and unapologetically displaying Nazi symbols through a public act.
All three were released on bail and Daily Mail Australia was at the scene when two of the men left Kings Cross police station at around 6.30pm on Friday.
In the early hours of Saturday, police in Melbourne’s central business district attended protests by a group who gave Nazi salutes and chanted racist remarks.
Daily Mail Australia published footage of masked men and women at Flinders Street station carrying a banner that read “Expose Jewish Power.”
A group of protesters gathered at Flinders Street station in the early hours of Saturday morning and gave Nazi salutes
The group was caught on video terrifying other passengers on a Melbourne suburban train while singing songs about white supremacy.
The shocking display of racism came just hours before Australians voted on a “vote on” after a divisive six-week election campaign, ahead of planned pro-Palestinian rallies across Australia and in the wake of Hamas terror attacks on Israel that saw Hamas take part in the ballot box Parliament” voted. At least 1,200 died and hundreds were taken hostage.
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