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Sydney Antisemitic Attacker Pleads Not Guilty

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

An alleged perpetrator of a brutal anti-Semitic attack in suburban Sydney pleaded not guilty.

Spartaco Marciano Di Bella, 23, appeared in court Tuesday and was charged with affray — fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace. His bail was continued until Jan. 13, when the magistrate ordered the next hearing.

Di Bella, who was on crutches, said he felt remorse for the victims, according to reports.

Five Orthodox Jews were attacked by a gang of youths on Oct. 26 as they walked home from a Sabbath dinner in Bondi. Four of the victims were members of the Behar family; the fifth was Shlomo BenHaiem, an emissary for the Jewish National Fund.

Australian Jewish officials described the assault as the worst anti-Semitic incident of its kind since records began being kept in 1989.

Another suspected member of the gang, Robert Clifford, 26, has pleaded not guilty and remains in custody. Clifford was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and having a knife in a public place.

Two 17-year-old males also were charged but cannot be named because they are minors.

Fourth Man Charged in Sydney Antisemitic Attack

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

A fourth man was charged in an alleged anti-Semitic attack on five religious Jews in Sydney.

The 26-year-old appeared in court on Tuesday and was denied bail after being arrested the previous day. Among the charges are possessing a knife in a public place and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He and three others are accused verbally abusing and physically beating four members of the Behar family and Shlomo Ben-Haiem, the educational emissary for the Jewish National Fund, on Oct. 25.

The five, all religious Jews, were walking home after midnight on Oct. 25 when they allegedly were accosted. They were hospitalized, with Eli Behar suffering a brain injury. He was released after two nights in hospital.

Jewish leaders described the alleged assault as the worst anti-Semitic attack of its kind since records began being kept in the late 1980s.

The others charged were two 17-year-olds, who will face juvenile court on Wednesday, and a 23-year-old man who is due to appear in court on Dec. 3.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/fourth-man-charged-in-sydney-antisemitic-attack/2013/11/13/

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