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Five arrested after Australia anti-Semitism attack on schoolbus

Five teenagers have been arrested over an alleged vicious racial attack on a bus full of children from Jewish schools in Sydney that left them traumatized.

Police say a group of five- to 12-year-olds were travelling on a private bus to the suburb of Bondi Junction on Wednesday afternoon when eight teens jumped on.

They allegedly racially taunted the children and made physical threats, with parents claiming they yelled “Heil Hitler, kill the Jews” and “free Palestine.” An Australian paper reported that the teens also allegedly threatened to slit the kids’ throats.

None of the children was hurt but Jacqui Blackburn, whose three daughters were on the vehicle, tells ABC radio they were traumatized and many were in tears.

“My little daughter said she’s just really scared of everything now,” she adds, while questioning why the driver allowed the teenagers onto a school bus.

Five of the eight teens were arrested overnight before being released into the custody of their parents as investigations continue.

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