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Australia Jews Hit by Anti-Semitic Incident

A pig’s head was hung from a tree outside an apartment block in a heavily populated Jewish neighborhood in Sydney.

The pig’s head, an insult to Judaism, was spotted by a Jewish resident as she exited the apartment block on Dec. 25.

Neither the police nor the State Emergency Services responded to the incident, according to J-Wire, a local Jewish website.

Three of the five apartments are occupied by Jewish residents.

It is not first time a pig’s head has been placed outside buildings with Jewish residents, a community security official said.

Peter Wertheim, of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, said: “Despite the general goodwill that prevails at this time of the year, Christmas and Easter are also occasions when a handful of nutters come out of the woodwork to give vent to their prejudices. They are invariably too cowardly to openly claim responsibility for this sort of a stunt.”

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