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Bomb Scare Forces Evacuation of Australian Jewish School

If “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” Diaspora Jews are in big trouble.
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An abandoned van with no explosives or anything suspicious inside prompted a Australian Jewish school to evacvuate 200 students out of fear of a bomb attack.

An abandoned van with no explosives or anything suspicious inside prompted a Australian Jewish school to evacvuate 200 students out of fear of a bomb attack.

More than 200 students at the King David School in Melbourne, Australia were moved off the campus after 8 a.m. Thursday when security personnel found an abandoned van containing a suspicious object near the school.

The Australian Jewish community’s Community Security Group alerted local police, and the department’s Bomb Response Unit used a remote-controlled robot to examine the van. The van did not contain explosives, and the campus was declared safe at approximately 11 a.m.

“While this did prove to be a false alarm, parents should rest assured that the security and safety of our students is our highest priority,” King David principal Marc Light wrote in a letter to parents Thursday.

The school makes “no apologies” for following security protocols, Light told local media.

“We haven’t had any specific threat to the school or to our students whatsoever,” he said.

The false alarm came hours before protesters gathered in Sydney near the opening of the Israeli Film Festival after a judge had blocked the planned protest outside the cinema.

Nevertheless, some protesters handed out leaflets to people entering the cinema urging a boycott of the festival, calling it part of a “charm offensive” to present Israel in a favorable light and to “disguise and legitimize the oppression of Palestinians.”

Inside, Albert Dadon, founder of the Australia Israel Cultural Exchange, which organizes the film festival, told the audience that he had started telling his children to be careful.

“I didn’t think in Australia I’d have to do that,” Dadon said.

The festival, in its 11th year, will screen in major cities across Australia for the next two weeks.

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4 Responses to “Bomb Scare Forces Evacuation of Australian Jewish School”

  1. Adonai , bless them and keep them from harm! Cowards pick on children, and use them, because we value life, and they see it as a stepping stone for Allah!

  2. The government really ought to be in control

  3. There is no historic Palestine it’s a fiction and Israel has been unbelievably kind to its Arab population.

  4. Ed Kaplan says:

    Dima Al Thaher
    That’s a lot of big words for an uneducated fool. You have heard a lot of Palestinian- Muslim propaganda.

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