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Swastika Discovered Spray Painted on Car in Britain on Yom Kippur

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Jewish leaders spoke out after an antisemitic attack was carried out on in England on Yom Kippur on Monday.

Neighbors reported the large bright yellow swastika spray-painted on the hood of a car in the city of Bristol. The windshield was covered in paint as well. The police were notified.

The Britsol Post reported that neighbor Nick Bayne called it “a sign that people are starting to feel empowered enough to do something like this.” Bayne, who lives across the street from where the car was parked, called it a display of selfishness and “a giant symbol of hate.” He added that his wife was a grandchild of Holocaust survivors.

Vice-Chairman of the World Zionist Organization Yaakov Hagoel said, “Antisemitic incitement does not take a break even on the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. Antisemitic hate criminals know exactly when and where to target.” Hagoel, added, “I thank the local police who took this matter seriously. But more must be done. Do not allow the perpetrators to be free to carry out their plot against Jewish communities here or anywhere in the world.”