The Jewish community is living in fear after a vile anti-Semitic threat was spray-painted outside a block of homes.
‘Kill Jews’ and ‘Jew lives here’ was written in pink on a bank of letterboxes on Newport Road, in Clayton South, Melbourne, on Thursday.
One local Jewish woman, too afraid to be identified, told Daily Mail Australia the rise in anti-Semitic attacks Down Under since war broke out in the Middle East is extremely concerning.
‘This is our home and we hear people in the streets saying they want to kill us just because of who were are,’ she said.
‘This is the first time after living here for 20 years that I feel unsafe in my own home.’
‘Kill Jews’ and ‘Jew lives here’ was written in pink on a bank of letterboxes on Newport Road, in Clayton South, Melbourne , on Thursday
The woman added that Australia needs to ‘wake up’ to the toxic hatred being directed at Jews.
‘If someone would have written something about a different community it wouldn’t be so silent,’ she said.
A spokeswoman from Victoria Police told Daily Mail they are not aware of a report made to officers about the vile message.
A spokesman from the City of Kingston Council confirmed the message has now been removed by staff after Daily Mail alerted the council to the message on Thursday.
The spike in anti-Semitic incidents comes amid the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The Palestinian terror group launched a wave of attacks on Israel on October 7 killing 1400 citizens. More than 200 people were also kidnapped by Hamas and taken into Gaza.
Israel subsequently declared war on Hamas and have bombarded Gaza with airstrikes which have killed about 11,000 people – including more than 4500 children.
The ruins after Israeli bombardment at Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza City, Gaza earlier this week
Palestinians look at destruction after Israeli strikes on Rafah, Gaza Strip today
A Palestinian woman covered in dust rushes with her child in her arms into the hospital following the Israeli bombardment of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday
A spate of anti-Semitic incidents have played out in Australia, as the fighting continues in the Middle East.
Pro-Palestinian protestors last month chanted ‘f*** Israel’ and ‘gas the Jews’ on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.
Just days later a construction worker was charged for allegedly threatening to kill a group of teens in Sydney flying an Israeli flag.
On Sunday a cyclist carrying an Israeli flag was assaulted by a woman and two men outside a café in Melbourne’s south-east.
Numerous other ugly incidents have also played out across Australia targeting Jews and pro-Israeli supporters.
Since the beginning of hostilities six former Australian Prime Ministers signed an open letter calling for an end to the vilification of people on all sides of the conflict.
Pro-Palestinian protestors Last month chanted ‘f*** Israel’ and ‘gas the Jews’ in on the steps of the Sydney Opera House