Jewish Australian MP’s office targeted by arson attack

The attack marks a significant escalation in violence as radical anti-Israel activists continue to wreak havoc across the nation.

Jewish Australian MP’s office targeted by arson attack
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Labor MP Josh Burns’ St Kilda office was targeted early Wednesday by anti-Israel activists in an act of vandalism that has drawn widespread condemnation.

The attack, which involved smashing windows, setting fires, and graffitiing anti-Israel messages, represents a notable rise in politically motivated violence as similar incidents continue to plague the country.

Burns has recently started a relationship with Animal Justice Party MP Georgie Purcell, a known anti-Israel activist, according to reports.

Up to five individuals are believed to have been involved in the incident, which occurred around 3:20am.

They allegedly set fire to two telecommunications pits outside the office, smashed windows, and defaced a photo of Burns with the words “Zionism is Fascism”. The attack disrupted several nearby businesses, cutting off internet and phone services.

Burns addressed the incident, stating:

“Last night, my St Kilda office was damaged in a politically motivated attack. I’ve been in contact with the Federal Police and am awaiting further advice. My team won’t be at the office this morning, or until we’re told it is safe to do so, but we’re still here to help our community and can be contacted by email.”

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  • By Avi Yemini

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