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NSW Premier condemns anti-Semitic attack at Bondi

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The New South Wales Government has condemned an anti-Semitic attack in Sydney’s east on the weekend.

Four men and a woman were abused and then assaulted at Bondi as they walked home from a synagogue on Friday night.

Two 17-year-old boys and a 23-year-old man have been charged over the attack and police are seeking to charge others.

Premier Barry O’Farrell says he’s concerned by the attack.

Mr O’Farrell says NSW is a multicultural state with zero tolerance towards religious discrimination.

The Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Victor Dominello, says he has provided reassurance to the community that there will be swift action.

“It’s completely un-Australian,” Mr Dominello said.

“We live in a very diverse community, a wonderful community and when incidences [sic] of this type arise we need to squash it immediately.”

The injuries to the five victims of the attack included a fractured cheekbone, suspected broken nose, lacerations and bruising.

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has described it as the most serious incident of spontaneous anti-Semitic violence in Australia’s recent history.